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Government spends £16m on 93 new polluting DIESEL gritters

The gritters use heavily-polluting seven-litre diesel engines. The news comes just days after Boris Johnson's announced he will accelerate the ban on new cars with combustion engines to 2030.

Chancellor urged to provide £20m to fund Cheshire, North Wales and Wirral rail improvements

£20 MILLION of improvements are being sought to revitalise the railway network in Cheshire and North Wales.

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  • New rail tech roll-out set to bring more reliable journeys and boost jobsThe roll-out of digital signalling – set to improve safety and slash delays – has been accelerated through £1.2 million of new government funding announced by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris. Feasibility work for digital signalling will be accelerated on vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia route, including Peterborough to Kings Lynn on the Anglia route, and in the Warrington and Wigan area on the West Coast Mainline North. This work will identify the most effective way to apply this type of technology to the railway and new way of...

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  • Avanti West Coast abolishes morning peak fares on Fridays Passengers on Avanti West Coast have been able to travel at off-peak rates from the start of services today, and Fridays will continue to be ™off-peak™ until the New Year. The axeing of more expensive fares is seen as one way of attracting passengers back to rail, but the move has come at the end of a week when concern grew about passenger figures in the longer term. On Wednesday rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris told the Commons Transport Committee that the cost of maintaining National Rail services in England since the first lockdown in March has risen to a total of £4.2 billion.

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