Study finds link between pollution and anxiety

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As reported by Air Quality study has found a link between air pollution and anxiety in children. The study found that children who had been exposed to higher levels of transport-related air pollution there were ‘significant’ increases of myo-inositol (of which high levels can indicate stress or anxiety) in the brain due to inflammation, which…

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London Bridge station installs contactless donation point to help tackle homelessness

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Network Rail and TAP London, a non-profit organisation which support a coalition of homeless charities, have installed the railway’s first contactless donation point in London Bridge station to help tackle the rise of homelessness in London. According to research, London accounts for a quarter of the UK’s homeless population and around 170,000 people are officially…

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Stagecoach plans bus orders worth £80million

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As reported by the BBC, Stagecoach has announced plans to order 351 more environmentally friendly buses and coaches to go into service this year. The new buses have come at a cost of more than £80million. They will be introduced on Stagecoach’s regional networks in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as its megabus.com routes…

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Transport Committee calls for a national bus strategy

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The Transport Committee has published a report on bus services in England outside of London which finds that a lack of co-ordinated Government policy and lack of funding for local authorities is causing the bus market to decline. The report finds that although bus use has fallen in most parts of England, buses remain the…

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HS2 reaches 9,000 jobs

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HS2 Ltd has confirmed that work on the new high speed railway is supporting 9,000 jobs around the country across 250 work sites. The development estimates that over 30,000 jobs will be supported by the programme at peak construction. HS2 Ltd also reported that over 320 of the 2,000 expected apprentices have already started and…

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First direct train from North Wales to Liverpool in 40 years

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ITV has reported that the Halton Curve line has re-opened which connects Liverpool and North Wales. The first service from Wrexham ran this morning and is operated by Transport for Wales. The direct route has been inactive for over 40 years and it is expected that the new service will remove the need for 170,000…

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#loveyourbus Day

#loveyourbus Day

The Department for Transport is joining bus companies in celebrating the important role that buses play in communities as part of #loveyourbus day. The day showcases operators’ best practice to encourage more people to travel by bus. Areas which have seen passenger numbers rise between 2009 and 2018 are Bristol (50%), South Gloucestershire (36%), Reading…

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First month of London’s ULEZ

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Transport for London has reported that since launching the ULEZ in central London on 8 April, the ULEZ has already seen a significant increase in vehicle compliance. The number of older, more polluting non-compliant vehicles has reduced by 9,400 on an average day. The findings show that in the first month of operation, the compliance…

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