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Encouraging innovation in sustainable public transport

Transport Scotland says one million pounds is now available to encourage innovation in public transport technology solutions. The second and final round of the Mobility...

Rail companies working with companies to run right level of services following lockdown

The Rail Delivery Group says it is working with government to ensure they run the right level of services. It comes as England and Scotland...

Additional £8 million of support for light rail operators in Scotland

The Scottish Government is to provide a further £8 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the on-going financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protocol agreed to reopen French border to UK arrivals

An agreement to reopen the UK-French border to allow accompanied freight services and some passenger services to resume between the two countries has been reached by the UK and French governments on Tuesday evening (December 22)

Council leaders urge Government to back HS2 Eastern Leg in response to NIC report

Chesterfield Borough Council has released a response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)’s recently published report that has recommended scaling back HS2’s Eastern Leg in favour of regional rail link development.

Scottish Government to extend EMAs and lower than average increase in rail fares

The Scottish Government has announced plans to extend the current Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises and also confirmed that the 2021 increase in rail fares will be deferred to March, with a lower average increase in Scotland than elsewhere.

Draft Welsh budget proposes £274.4 million investment in rail and metro

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has unveiled a draft Welsh Budget with plans of a total investment of £274.7 million in rail and metro.

Extra British Transport Police officers deployed at railway stations to ensure only essential journeys take place

Sir Peter Hendy has said extra staff have been deployed at railway stations to ensure that only essential journeys are taking place.

Regulated rail fares to rise by 2.6 per cent – but increase delayed until March

The government will delay the normal annual January change to rail fares until 1 March next year (2021), offering a significant window for commuters who cannot work at home to purchase cheaper season tickets at the existing rate and allowing greater flexibility in uncertain times.

Department for Transport rail statistics suggest positive outlook for UK rail

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has responded to the Department for Transport's (DfT) recently published Rail Factsheet 2020, emphasising the positive long-term outlook for the sector.

FirstGroup and Department for Transport agreement on termination of two rail franchises

FirstGroup plc has reached agreement with the Department for Transport on next steps for the South Western Railway and West Coast Partnership train operating companies, the latter of which comprises Avanti West Coast and the shadow operator for HS2 (together, Avanti).

Rail Industry Association disappointed by news that rail enhancements budget reduced by £1 billion

The Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association says it is very disappointing to see that rail enhancements investment will reduce by more than £1 billion over the current five-year funding period.
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