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Andy Burnham calls for cheaper bus and train fares in North

BUS journeys in the North of England should cost no more than £1.55, with a cap on the maximum you can spend.

East West Rail campaigners confront Mayor Dave on his village tour

Mayor Dave Hodgson’s annual Village Tour has given rail campaigners the opportunity to share their views on the East West Rail’s Route E option, which passes through the north Bedfordshire villages.

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  • Plans for £2B investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling set out in Government funding bidThe West Midlands Metro network will be extended in Walsall, Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton under a plan to “revolutionise” transport across the region.    Further investment would see rail stations opened, new rapid bus services launched, lower fares, more zero-emission vehicles, a very light rail line in Coventry and miles of safe cycling routes created to support the region’s economic growth and net-zero carbon targets.    The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board has approved bids to the Government’s City Region Sustainabl...
  • World's largest container ship leaves Port of FelixstoweThe world’s largest container ship, The Ever Ace, has made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe.   Operated by Taiwanese line Evergreen Marine, the 24,000TEU capacity vessel arrived at the UK’s largest container port from Hamburg, having commenced its voyage at Qingdao, China in July.   Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Felixstowe, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Ever Ace on its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe.    “Our relationship with Evergreen dates back to 1979 when Evergreen launched its first Asia...
  • Stratford station congestion relief scheme secures DfT development fundingNetwork Rail has secured £2 million in funding from the Department of Transport (DfT) to help develop plans to help relieve congestion at London’s Stratford station.   The DfT funding will help Network Rail to develop plans for the Transport for London (TfL) managed station, maintaining the safety of the station environment for passengers during busy times and improve the overall station experience, particularly as passenger numbers continue to rise.     Subject to approval and further funding, the improvements could help create more room on specific platforms and ar...
  • Royal Mail to trial Micro Electric VehiclesRoyal Mail is set to trial two types of Micro Electric Vehicles for letter and small parcel deliveries, in a drive to further reduce emissions associated with its operations.    The Micro Electric Vehicles form part of Royal Mail’s programme of low or zero emission vehicle trials designed to make the UK’s lowest reported CO2e emissions per parcel delivery even lower.   Roughly the size of a golf buggy or a quad bike, the vehicles will be assessed in residential areas as a potential lower carbon alternative to larger vans, which are typically shared by two posties.&nb...

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