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  • Some councils' school transport costs nearly as high as child social careCouncils in England warn provision of home-to-school transport is under threat due to unsustainable costsCouncils in England have warned that home-to-school transport, on which many children with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) depend, is under threat because of ‚Äúunsustainable‚ÄĚ costs and insufficient funding.A report commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and County Councils Network has revealed that councils are spending more on home-to-school transport than they spend on children‚Äôs centres, family support or youth services. Continue reading...

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  • Modernised Govia Thameslink Railway fleet improve energy efficiency Govia Thameslink Railway are now recycling over 50% more energy back into the railway network, helping to power the fleet and making them more energy efficient than any previous generations of trains. The ‘smart’ braking system introduced on 115 Siemens Class 700’s on...

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  • New trains and more services next year, say TOCs Train operators have published an updated investment report for next year, which predicts more than 1,000 additional services will be running each week and that 1,000 new vehicles will be added to the rolling stock fleet, although this will be offset in part by the withdrawal of Pacers, which should be completed by May. An estimated total of £20 billion will be invested in running and upgrading the railway, said the Rail Delivery Group. Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said: ėFor passengers who have put up with much inconvenience in the expectation of a better, more reliable rail...

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