Transport for the West Midlands launch transport survey

Transport for the West Midlands launch transport survey

Transport for the West Midlands has launched a survey of people who live, work and travel along Hagley Road and Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre. The consultation aims to establish travel habits in the area ahead of “introduction of bus priority measures” in the summer, and extensions to the Birmingham Westside Metro.

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£300 million announced for disable access at stations

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The Department for Transport has announced £300 million in funding to improve disabled access at railway stations. The improvements at 73 stations will be funded as part of the Inclusive Transport Strategy, published by the government last year.

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Transport Focus publishes tram satisfaction survey

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Transport Focus has published the results of a survey on passenger satisfaction with trams. The survey found that across four tram networks overall journey satisfaction has remained consistent since 2017, at 91%. The number of passengers who reported they were ‘very satisfied’ with their journey increased from 56% in 2017 to 58%. Overall, the report…

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Road repair fund announced

Road repair fund announced

The Department for Transport has announced that an extra £50 million will be allocated to councils for potholes and flood resilience. In addition, £151 million has been pledged to reward examples of councils’ best practice. The funding is part of the £6.6 billion the government is providing to improve local roads until 2021 and will…

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Committee publishes a progress review of Crossrail

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The Public Accounts Committee has published a progress review report on Crossrail. The Committee found that it is “unacceptable that the Department and Crossrail Limited are unable to identify the root causes of the programme unravelling so quickly and so disastrously.” It further criticised the Department for Transport stipulating that Crossrail was “supposed to set…

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Network Rail publishes Wales and Borders spending plan

Network Rail publishes Wales and Borders spending plan

Network Rail has published plans for £2 billion worth of investment to improve the railway across Wales and the Borders. The plan represents a 28% increase in spending compared to the last funding period and it is hoped the funding will increase reliability and improve performance. The plan is focused on maintaining and renewing the…

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Transport Minister commends work to tackle knife crime on railways

Transport Minister commends work to tackle knife crime on railways

Transport Minister, Andrew Jones has praised the ongoing work of the British Transport Police to tackle knife crime on Britain’s railways. The Minister met with the officers of the British Transport Police to see first-hand the tactics and work taking place which is aimed at stopping people carrying knives on trains and keeping railways safe.…

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UK greenhouse gas emissions

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Figures published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show that the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3% in 2018 to 2017. The data estimates that the UK’s emissions have decreased by 44% since 1990 and current emission levels are at their lowest since the 1890s. However, the 2018 annual average temperature…

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