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HS2: Wales should get £5bn from rail scheme spending, says minister

Ken Skates says Wales should get a share from up to £106bn going to the rail scheme in England.

Petrol and diesel car sales ban could start in 12 years, says Shapps

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.

'£1bn pledged' for cycling and walking routes across England

The government has earmarked £1bn for safe cycling and walking routes in the next five years – not £350m, as Boris Johnson mistakenly told parliament in what one expert called “a car crash of an announcement”, the Guardian has learned.

The fraught politics behind HS2 North

SPECIAL REPORT: If the lead-up to this week's announcement has been a political minefield, the next stage could be even more complicated, Jen Williams reports.

Transport Ministers threaten to take action against TransPennine Express if services fail to improve

'We have been clear with the operator that it must take urgent steps to address the poor performance'

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  • Alstom board to discuss buying Bombardier rail unit - sources Alstom’s (ALSO.PA) board will meet late on Wednesday to discuss buying Bombardier’s (BBDb.TO) rail unit, sources familiar with the matter said, and a media report said the French train maker had valued the business at just under $7 billion (£5 billion).

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  • Contracts signed for new Metro fleetNexus and Stadler have officially signed the contracts for the delivery and maintenance of a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. 42 new trains will be supplied up until 2024 to replace the current fleet, which has been in service since the Metro opened in 1980.

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  • CILT responds to Prime Minister’s confirmation that HS2 is to go aheadThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has warmly welcomed the Prime Minister’s confirmation that HS2 is to go ahead in full. This was in line with CILT’s advice to the Prime Minister that, in its professional judgement, HS2 is essential to tackling systemic congestion in the UK transport system.  The Institute is also satisfied to hear of the announcement of investment in bus services, cycling routes and regional rail schemes. While welcoming the announcements on transport services and infrastructure, CILT urges the Prime Minister to ensure that, in paralle...

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  • Nexus and Stadler contract officially signed off The Swiss train builder Stadler has officially been awarded the contract to produce the new train fleet for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Following an 18-month global search by Nexus for the best manufacturing partner, Stadler will produce the 42 new trains, build a new maintenance depot and carry...
  • Network Rail awards five-year term to Jacobs for Design Services Network Rail has awarded places on four Lots to Jacobs for their prestigious Design Services Framework (DSF), to deliver multi-disciplinary technical and professional services, including geotechnical, civils and structures capability. This is the maximum allocation of Lots that could be awarded...
  • Eliminate rail track pollution and protect your railway ballast and our environment The Challenge  Stop spills or contamination before the event of contamination occurs to protect our environment with OPEC’s (https://www.opec.co.uk/railway-protection-trays.html Rail Track Protection Trays).  Drainage plays an important role in the stability of the rail network....

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