Rail Minister renews pledge to tackle overcrowding on trains

  The government has renewed its commitment to provide more seats, more services and better journeys across the rail network, following the publication today (9 September 2015) of the latest crowding statistics. As part of the government’s record investment in the rail network, more than 3,700 extr...
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Winners from £25m prize to develop greener fuel

Whisky, forestry and household by-products to be turned into transport fuel at 3 new plants in England and Scotland. Three companies have been awarded a share of a £25 million fund to help develop greener fuel technology and boost local industry, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced today (7 Septem...
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New runway at Heathrow ‘will fail on every level’, says Boris.

London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, a potential successor to British Prime Minister David Cameron, said a proposal to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport was doomed to fail, complicating an already fraught issue for the government. In July, after a three-year study, the Airports Commission recomme...
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Nottingham tram extension: New tramline ‘would cost £168m’

A fourth tram line in Nottingham would cost up to £168m, a study has said. Last week, trams began running on the £570m extensions to Clifton and Chilwell – eight months late. The £70,000 feasibility study looked at a route under the M1 to Giltbrook Retail Park, via Kimberley, with a possible exten...
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Scotland to London in 3 hours on High Speed Line

Three-hour train journeys between Scotland and London moved a step closer yesterday when Keith Brown, the infrastructure secretary, said that he would announce route options early next year. A joint study, commissioned by Transport Scotland and the Department for Transport, on connecting Scotland to the...
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