Network Rail publish details of investment in Scotland’s railway

Network Rail publish details of investment in Scotland’s railway

Network Rail has published detailed plans for a multi-billion pound investment to improve Scotland’s railways. The plans outline how more than £4bn will be invested in Scotland and £42bn across Britain. It is hoped that the investment will increase reliability and improve performance by targeting punctuality and improving infrastructure. Network Rail has outlined that between…

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York to get 21 new electric buses

York to get 21 new electric buses

Air Quality News has reported that owing to investment by First York and funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, York will get 21 new double-decker electric buses from October. The new buses will each be able to carry 99 passengers and have a range of over 150 miles from one overnight charge. This…

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Deutsche Bahn to sell UK rail and bus operator Arriva

Deutsche Bahn to sell UK rail and bus operator Arriva

As reported by the Guardian, the transport operator, Arriva, which runs UK rail franchises including Northern rail and the London Overground as well as buses around the country is to be sold by owner, Deustche Bahn. The German state rail operator is considering plans for a sell-off or possible public flotation for Arriva. The initial…

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Digital service for rural bus services

Digital service for rural bus services

The Department for Transport has announced £4million in funding for a digital platform which will provide location information for bus services. The platform will enable app developers to use information from GPS trackers which are already fitted on 97% of buses. It will give people living in rural and remote areas the ability to plan…

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority receives funding to retrofit buses

West Yorkshire Combined Authority receives funding to retrofit buses

As reported by Air Quality News, The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has welcomed the £2.9million they will receive from central government to retrofit 179 buses. The additional funding extends the WYCA’s retrofitting programme to 479 buses in total. Commenting on the announcement, Chair of the WYCA’s Transport Committee, Cllr Kim Groves said “the reduction in…

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Liverpool City Region to trial hydrogen buses

Liverpool City Region to trial hydrogen buses

Gas World has reported that the Liverpool City Region is set to be the first place in the North of England to trial hydrogen buses following a successful £6.4million bid to the government’s Office for Low Emissions. The city’s Hydrogen Bus Project could potentially see up to 25-hydrogen powered buses on the streets and will…

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Digital service for rural buses

Digital service for rural buses

The Department for Transport has announced £4million in funding for a digital platform which will provide location information for bus services. The platform will enable app developers to use information from GPS trackers which are already fitted on 97% of buses. It will give people living in rural and remote areas the ability to plan…

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Plans for Greater Manchester to be carbon-neutral by 2038

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched the region’s Environment Plan. His ambition is for the region to be carbon-neutral by 2038, 12 years’ ahead of the government’s own target. The Mayor outlined how devolution can speed up the urgent action needed to be taken on climate change and called on the government…

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