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Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard

Military veterans to get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends.

Network Rail investigated over poor performance on routes used by Northern and TransPennine Express

Network Rail is being investigated over its poor performance on routes used by train operators Northern and TransPennine Express.

The Cambridge 'tube maps' that show how city's bus network could be transformed

The goal is to try and make bus travel a more attractive option for commuters

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  • Metro punctuality rises againThe latest four week performance statistics 8th December 2019 to 4th January 2020 for the Tyne and Wear Metro have now been released and there is some good (and some not so good) news included! The percentage of trains arriving on time has increased by 8% but after the low of the previous period this does mean it is still only at 73%.

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  • Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled to help charge up electric vehicle revolutionCharging and driving an electric vehicle will be easier, cheaper and more convenient in the future, thanks to double the funding for more chargepoints on residential streets next year and new plans to make sure drivers can easily access real-time information about places to charge their electric car. The Transport Secretary announced that government funding will be doubled to 10 million for the installation of chargepoints on residential streets next year. This could fund up to another 3,600 chargepoints across the country and make charging at home and overnight easier for those withou...
  • DHL Freight successfully implements new Transport Management System in FranceDHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, is taking the first major step towards creating a single Transport Management System (TMS) for all DHL Freight operations throughout Europe. The IT system, called EVO as a reference to evolution, combines all functions for core business operations. As a first major milestone, EVO has now been implemented in all terminals in France. Turkey is set to be the next point of implementation. EVO is a great example on how we can benefit from the Digitalization in our business. Availability of data...

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  • Network Rail unveil new Holcombe to Teignmouth rail protection planUpdated proposals have been published by Network Rail, outlining a series of potential changes to a section of railway line in south Devon between Holcombe and Teignmouth.
  • Merseyrail named most reliable train operator in the UK for the second year running Merseyrail has been awarded as the most punctual rail operator in the country for the second year running – with 96.4% of its trains running on time. It has also achieved its best performing year ever in 2019, with the oldest passenger fleet in the UK. In the past year Merseyrail has...
  • The age of Intelligent Infrastructure - Network RailSource: RTM Dec 19/Jan 20   Predictive technology that informs engineers when, where and why faults will occur on the railway are vital to improving infrastructure performance and driving a better service for passengers. Jonathan Schofield from Network Rail’s Intelligent...
  • TransCityRail MidlandsThe Midlands is currently experiencing a 'rail revolution.' It is central to the 57bn HS2 Phase 1 & 2 projects, is home to over 300 rail supply companies, has world class rail test facilities, a number of station upgrades and freight investment. The
  • Freight's role in zero carbon emissions - ERFASOURCE: RTM Dec 19/Jan 20   Conor Feighan Secretary General European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) The key challenge for policy makers and industry over the coming five years revolves around the decarbonisation of transport. The transport sector currently accounts for 27% of...

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