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Move by London mayor the latest in row with No 10 over £1.6bn Covid-19 bailoutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched an independent review of Transport for London’s future funding and finances, in swift retaliation to the government-imposed inquiry whose terms and panel were announced on Monday.The review is the latest move in a bitter row between City Hall and Downing Street over the £1.6bn bailout begrudgingly granted to the capital after TfL fare income collapsed with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the public were warne...

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  • Sadiq Khan launches review of TfL in response to official inquiryMove by London mayor the latest in row with No 10 over £1.6bn Covid-19 bailoutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched an independent review of Transport for London’s future funding and finances, in swift retaliation to the government-imposed inquiry whose terms and panel were announced on Monday.The review is the latest move in a bitter row between City Hall and Downing Street over the £1.6bn bailout begrudgingly granted to the capital after TfL fare income collapsed with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the public were warne...

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  • Stagecoach profit nosedives amid pandemic woesStagecoach’s profit has sunk a staggering 60 per cent in its latest financial year due to the unprecedented impact of The post Stagecoach profit nosedives amid pandemic woes appeared first on CityAM.

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  • £38m announced for cycling and walking routesA total of £38m in funding has been announced to improve cycling and walking facilities in Wales. Bike sales surged in lockdown as people avoided public transport for fear of catching Covid-19. Economy and Transport Deputy Minister, Lee Waters, said he wanted people to leave the car in the garage following the pandemic. Last month ministers said roads, public transport, walking and cycling routes would get £15.4m worth of improvements. Combined with the new cash, the Welsh Government said it would be the biggest ever investment in healthy travel in Wales.
  • 24/7 bus lanes proposed for London’s busiest roads to support a sustainable recovery from the pandemicTransport for London (TfL) has set out plans to extend the hours of bus lanes on its roads in London to reflect a customer shift away from peak hours, helping ensure London’s sustainable recovery from the pandemic. As London recovers from coronavirus, there is an increasing need to provide more safe space for people to use active, sustainable and socially distanced modes of travel. Even with current capacity restrictions due to social distancing, a single decker bus can carry ten times the average occupancy of a car yet only uses twice the amount of road space. Extending bus lane operat...
  • Dipesh J Shah OBE announced as new Highways England chairDipesh J Shah OBE has been announced as Highways England’s new chair to lead the government’s ambitious plans to level up road infrastructure across the country. Following a competitive selection process he will take up the role on 1 September 2020 and will be responsible for the delivery of the second 5 year road investment strategy. The £27 billion strategy, known as RIS2, began in April 2020 and will further improve the safety, reliability and connectivity of England’s strategic road network. Mr Shah takes over from Colin Matthews who, since 2014, had led the organ...

Rail Technology Magazine

  • DfT publishes annual Crossrail update Today (20 July) a written statement was issued to Parliament illustrating an update on the Crossrail project. Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris began the document stating: “Over the past year, several milestones have been reached on the Crossrail project and work continues despite the new...
  • HS2 Ltd releases Annual Report and Accounts document HS2 Ltd have published their annual reports and accounts review that looks at the organisation’s activities over the course of the year, giving highlights and key points and the progress that has been made in meeting the organization’s objectives. HS2 highlighted they have employed...

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  • Network Rail™s Mark Langman to step down THE director of Network Rail™s Wales and Western region Mark Langman has announced his retirement. Mr Langman joined British Rail in 1986 as an apprentice on the Youth Training Scheme.

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