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Multi-million pound transport projects show commitment to UK’s new Silicon Valley

Cambridge North station officially opened by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Rise of electric cars challenges thirst for oil

Proposed bans on petrol and diesel vehicles bring further pressure to bear on Big Oil

Refurbished trains take to the tracks on Sheffield to Manchester services amid £32 million upgrade

Rail passengers travelling between Sheffield and Manchester are getting their first chance to board refurbished trains that are undergoing a £32 million makeover.

It takes ten hours to move freight across Northern England by train

Industry bosses in the north of England are calling for more investment in the region’s railways as they revealed it can take up to 10 hours for freight wagons to travel just 90 miles across the Pennines – costing the economy millions of pounds.

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  • Predicted Waterloo rail chaos fails to materialiseCommuters report relatively smooth journeys to London as major engineering work begins at UK’s busiest train station
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  • New Midlands Rail Hub could deliver £2bn economic boost Proposals to create a new Midlands Rail Hub could lead to the area receiving an economic boost of £2bn over the next 10 to 30 years, research published this week has shown. In Network Rail’s West Midlands and Chilterns Route study, a number of changes were identified that could...
  • Grayling: Cambridge North station a core part of creating UK's own Silicon ValleyCambridge North was officially opened by transport secretary Chris Grayling today, who said that the station would lead to the creation of the UK’s own ‘Silicon Valley’. The station was opened for passenger service back in May, but now has been officially by Grayling, who also...
  • Industry leaders commit to creation of complaints OmbudsmanIndustry leading companies have this week voiced their commitment to introducing an independent Ombudsman to investigate and rule on unresolved customer complaints on the UK’s rail network. In a statement, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said that following discussions led by rail minister...

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  • Andy MellorsFirstGroup and MTR have appointed Andy Mellors as Managing Director of the replacement UK South...

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