Government planning to invest £80 billion in road and rail

Government planning to invest £80 billion in road and rail

The Sunday Times has reported that Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is planning to invest £80bn into infrastructure across the north of England. Renewed fiscal rules will allow the Government to invest £78bn into bus, bridge and transport schemes to help cement Conservative support in the traditional Labour seats they won at the election. The increased…

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Crossrail opens from Reading to Paddington

Crossrail opens from Reading to Paddington

CITY A.M. has reported that a limited section of Crossrail opened over the weekend, allowing passengers to travel between Reading and Paddington in under an hour. The new line, under the banner of Transport for London, marks the largest opening of any part of the Crossrail project, which was originally intended to open in December…

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Boris Johnson casts fresh doubt on HS2

Boris Johnson casts fresh doubt on HS2

As reported by the Times, Boris Johnson has questioned whether the money spent on HS2 rail could better used.  In an interview with LBC, he said: “When you are talking about north of £100 billion it’s only responsible to ask if it’s being sensibly spent.” He suggested that the cost of HS2 could rise to…

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TFL launches new 5 year business plan

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Transport for London has published its 5 year Business Plan, covering the period from 2020/21 to 2024/25. The plan outlines how TfL will support sustainable growth, meet environmental targets and a make the capital a “better place to live, work and visit.” The plan outlines increased investment into several areas including: the electrification of London…

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Stagecoach Chairman to step down

Stagecoach Chairman to step down

As reported by the Telegraph, Sir Brian Souter will stand down as Chairman at the end December after the transport company reported a decline in profit and revenues for the six months to October. He is set to be replaced by Ray O’Toole, who is already a member of the company’s board. Souter is the second-biggest shareholder…

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