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Several newly-elected Labour MPs have criticised the reliability of train services after suffering disruption during journeys to take their seats in the House of Commons.

Minister says transport department’s new motto is ‘move fast and fix things’

Transport Secretary Louise Haigh has said her department’s “new motto” is “move fast and fix things”. Ms Haigh declared she wants to “change the way our country runs” as she met civil servants in the Department for Transport (DfT) for the first time in her new role.

Keir Starmer to let mayors 'take back control' as Sadiq Khan seeks more power over commuter rail services

Sir Keir Starmer’s government vowed to let Britain’s mayors “take back control” as Sadiq Khan pushes for more power over London’s commuter rail services and a £2.2 billion boost to tackle the capital’s housing crisis.

Network Rail Chairman Lord Hendy appointed Transport Minister in new Government

Current Network Rail Chairman, Lord Peter Hendy has been appointed as a minister of state for transport in the most recent government appointments made by 10 Downing Street.

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  • UK officials fear October port chaos unless EU again delays biometric planExclusive: Entry/exit rules due to be tightened three weeks before half-term holiday, requiring face and finger scansUK government officials fear tailbacks and chaos at UK ports in three months' time unless the EU again delays plans to introduce a biometric travel registration scheme requiring facial and finger scanning.From 6 October all non-EU nationals will be required to enter biometric and fingerprint technology under a new European entry/exit system.

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  • Could part of the billion-dollar HS2 rail project be revived?The UK’s high-speed rail (HS2) project is a scheme first proposed in 2009 when the Labour Party was in power. It was pushed forward by a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition in the years to come, before – ultimately – a large portion of it was cancelled by the Conservatives last year. With Labour again at the helm after the 4 July UK elections, what’s next for HS2?
  • Network Rail looks at scope for digital simulationsNetwork Rail is investigating the potential for digital simulations to assess the provision of new infrastructure or changes in service on the network.

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