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Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands

The government’s plan for delivering and sequencing major rail investment in the North and Midlands.

£96bn for rail but Leeds HS2 leg due to be scrapped

A £96bn rail improvement programme will help transform services in the Midlands and northern England, the government has said ahead of the expected scrapping of part of the HS2 scheme.

Birmingham Airport offers 'real partnership' to re-born Flybe says CEO

David Pflieger is upbeat about the future of the new-look carrier as it prepares to open HQ and operations centre at Solihull transport hub

Sadiq Khan warns Tube, buses and cycle schemes ‘face axe’ in dire funding alert

A nightmare scenario of huge cuts to Tube and bus services and an end to all new cycle schemes was outlined on Wednesday evening by Sadiq Khan.

Thursday, 18 November 2021


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  • Decarbonisation is primary driver for transport investment, says DLA PiperDecarbonisation has become the primary driver for investment strategy in the transport sector. According to a report by law firm DLA Piper, 79 per cent of respondents from the railway industry believe decarbonisation a primary driver for their organisation’s investment strategy. Numbers go up when considering those working in the aviation and shipping industries, with 82 and 85 per cent respectively.
  • Government faces backlash over HS2 overhaulThe government is facing criticism from small businesses and rail unions over plans to overhaul the designs for HS2.
  • TfL: Network planning for “managed decline” and return to 1970s without Whitehall fundingLONDON’S transport network is headed for “managed decline” that will echo the 1970s if central government refuses to fill a growing funding black hole.  Late on Wednesday evening, TfL’s finance committee published the bleakest assessment yet of the future of London’s public transport network, outlining an 18 per cent reduction in bus services and a [...] The post TfL: Network planning for “managed decline” and return to 1970s without Whitehall funding appeared first on CityAM.

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