Climate change protest in central London

Climate change protest in central London

Extinction Rebellion, a group of climate change activists, have been blocking traffic at four sites in London since Monday. These are Marble Arch, Parliament Square, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge and Transport for London has warned that delays around these areas are expected. More than 425 arrests have been made since the protests began.

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Crossrail Delay

Crossrail Delay

The BBC has reported that Crossrail could be delayed until 2021 due to issues with testing the trains and signalling. A source has told the BBC that the opening of Crossrail “all depends on how dynamic testing goes between now and the end of this year…the last quarter of this year will be a critical…

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Improving travel infrastructure to tackle mental health issues

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London City Airport has published a report on how improving designs at railway stations, airports and on roads could help tackle mental illness. The report states that “improvements in transport services could make a tangible difference to mental health for millions of people” by reducing delays, cancellations, anti-social behaviour and overcrowding and keeping passengers well-informed…

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New map to boost disabled passengers’ confidence to travel by train

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The Rail Delivery Group has announced that it is launching a map which will make it easier for passengers to find out about accessibility at stations, helping to boost their confidence to travel by train. The map will allow passengers to plan their journeys according to accessibility and search for information on facilities available at…

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Rail Review adviser backs devolution of rail network

Rail Review adviser backs devolution of rail network

The Herald Scotland has reported that Tom Harris, an adviser to the Rail Review, has said that he supports all lines, signals, stations and other infrastructure owned by Network Rail being transferred to a new body answerable to Transport Scotland, which in turn reports to Scottish ministers. This would mean that responsibility for both trains…

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Bus drivers in Edinburgh to be balloted over strike action

Bus drivers in Edinburgh to be balloted over strike action

The BBC has reported that drivers of Lothian Buses in Edinburgh are to be balloted over strike action in May. This follows claims from Unite the union about bullying and harassment by management at the company. A three-week consultative ballot found that 94% of union members who took part indicated that they supported taking industrial…

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Transport Minister announces £1million funding for bus travel in Wales

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Welsh Minister for Economy and Transport, Ken Skates has announced up to £1 million of funding for four pilot projects for bus travel across Wales that will test “innovative forms of demand responsive bus travel” across Wales. Two of the four trials will take place in North Wales, with the other two in West Wales…

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New green transport measures for the London Olympic Park

New green transport measures for the London Olympic Park

The London Olympic Park is due to receive £25 million for the development of “green transport” at the site. It was reported that the money will be spent redesigning roads to encourage walking and cycling, as well as improving access to the London Stadium

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Leeds City Council to debate transport redevelopment

Leeds City Council to debate transport redevelopment

Leeds City Council are due to discuss plans for a £20 million redevelopment of transport in and around Leeds City Centre. The plans include measures to improve the reliability of bus services in the city and insure that buses can travel through the city centre for effectively. The Council’s Executive Board are due to discuss…

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