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Raft of new lines and rail upgrades recommended to Government in 'critical' levelling up component

Northern leaders have told the Government that significant investment in the region's railways is a "critical" component of levelling up as they recommended sweeping upgrades to routes across Yorkshire and the wider North.

4,000 zero-emission buses plan to start delivery in 2021

The government will invest £120m in 2021 to begin the introduction of its promised 4,000 zero-emission buses. It will also publish the long-anticipated National Bus Strategy early next year. 

Friday, 20 November 2020

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  • Megaprojects risk pushing forests past tipping point – reportHuge road, energy and mining projects driving into heart of world’s remaining forestsInfrastructure megaprojects risk pushing the world’s remaining forests past a “dangerous tipping point” and making climate targets unachievable, a report says.Tens of thousands of miles of roads and railways are planned alongside mines and dams, opening up the forests of South America, south-east Asia and central Africa to destruction, according to the report by a coalition of 25 research and conservation organisations called the New York Declaration on Forests Assessment Partners. Today, almost half of all la...

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  • Hauliers get border-ready with 45 new information and advice sitesThis week, 45 information and advice sites have opened across the UK to make sure hauliers have everything they need to prepare for the end of the transition period. The Covid-19-secure sites, which are located at key motorway service stations and truck stops across the UK road network, offer hauliers one-to-one training on the new ‘Check an HGV’ service and upcoming changes to border processes that come into effect at the end of the transition period. The training will be available in up to 13 languages to provide support to hauliers from a range of EU countries. This roll-out fol...

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  • NX Group issues latest trading updateNational Express Group has issued its latest trading statement, which includes details of new contract gains by its two recently introduced UK divisions, NEATS and NETS
  • Go North East celebrates its network planning and scheduling teams on Transport Planning DayMonday 16 November was Transport Planning Day and Go North East (GNE) got into the spirit by celebrating the hard work that goes on behind the scenes from its network planning and scheduling team.
  • Tom Elvidge takes up CEO position at Arrival Mobility in the UKArrival, the vertically integrated technology company that is planning to ‘revolutionise’ the electric vehicle industry, has hired Tom Elvidge as the CEO of Arrival Mobility in the UK, overseeing the growth of Arrival’s mobility service offerings.
  • Daimler Buses supplies Setra Covid-19 testing stationDaimler Buses is supporting the fight against the Covid-19 virus by providing a Covid-19 testing bus. In the coming months, the S 416 LE Business inter-city bus that was converted at the manufacturer’s Neu-Ulm site in four weeks will be used by the Huber Group as a mobile testing station at schools, residential care homes and workplaces. “Mobile testing of nursing staff and employees is possible in the bus,” said Thomas Görtler, Business Development Manager at the Mühlhausen-based company which is using the Setra on loan from Daimler Buses.

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