Department for Transport

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Driverless Cars

Driverless cars will be on Britain's roads by 2021, ministers announce

Driverless cars will be on Britain's roads by 2021, ministers announce

The Department for Transport have said that fully self-driving cars will be on the roads by 2021.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

A protest has been held outside the Department for Transport's head office to call for guarantees that new ferry services aimed at easing pressure on Dover after Brexit will be crewed by UK seafarers.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

Brexit lorry trial run 'too little too late', says haulage boss

The policy director at the Road Haulage Association said the test at Manston Airport was not sufficient to prepare for what might happen in the event of a no deal Brexit

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable chaos

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

The Transport Secretary has been criticised by MPs for his handling of changes to rail timetables in May this year.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Transport expert Christian Wolmar has said that spending money on roads instead of railways is “pouring money down the drain”, after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced last Monday a new £28.8 billion fund to improve the UK’s road infrastructure and build new ones.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

What do HGV drivers think of Philip Hammond's budget?

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to the Budget

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to Budget

This afternoon, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £30 billion transport fund to improve the UK’s roads, with £420 million dedicated to fixing potholes.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

The Government has been warned against turning Kent into the “parking lot of England”, over concerns about using a motorway as a holding area in the case of a no deal Brexit.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Woman dies after collision with cyclist

Woman dies after collision with cyclist

Woman dies after collision with cyclist

A woman has died after colliding with a cyclist in London in August

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Protests to be held over rail fare increases

Protests to be held over rail fare increases

The RMT union will hold demonstrations today over predicted increases in the price of train fares

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Commons committee says former HS2 boss 'not held to account' over unauthorised payments

Former HS2 boss Simon Kirby could face action over 'shocking waste of taxpayer money'

Former HS2 boss could face action over 'shocking waste of taxpayer money'

The Public Accounts Committee says redundancy payments worth £1.76 million to staff working at HS2 were a 'shocking waste of taxpayer money.'

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Anti-expansion group vows "tough proposals" to reduce impacts of third runway at Heathrow

Heathrow third runway: Anti-expansion group vows "tough proposals" to reduce impacts of third runway

Group vows "tough proposals" to reduce impacts of third Heathrow runway

John Stewart, the chairman of Hacan, said his group would be planning a tough series of plans at a public consultation on the third runway

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Southern Rail owner handed £13.4 million fine by the Department for Transport

Southern Rail owner handed £13.4 million fine by the Department for Transport

Southern Rail owner handed £13.4 million fine by the Department for Transport

The fine to be paid by Govia Thameslink Railway will be put towards funding improvements for passengers and performance

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Laser attacks at Heathrow Airport increase

Laser attacks at Heathrow Airport increase

Laser attacks at Heathrow Airport increase

New figures show laser attacks on aircraft using Heathrow Airport rose by a quarter last year, which can be very dangerous

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Drone involved in a near-miss with passenger jet at 6,000 feet

Drone involved in a near-miss with passenger jet at 6,000 feet

Drone involved in a near-miss with passenger jet at 6,000 feet

A drone was involved in a near-miss with a passenger jet which was preparing to land on a flooded runway, a report has revealed

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RBI claims a number of options are being explored

Southern Rail franchise will not be scrapped, says Government

Southern Rail franchise will not be scrapped, says Government

Rail Business Intelligence says Department for Transport could take direct control

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Aslef called off next week's action on Tuesday

Southern Rail strike to go ahead as RMT confirms it will walk out

Southern Rail strike to go ahead as RMT confirms it will walk out

Aslef had previously said it would cancel next week's action

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Department for Transport's inflexibility is the crux of the current standoff, says Tony Miles

Southern Rail commuters know who's responsible for this mess - and it isn't the network or unions

Southern Rail commuters know who's responsible for this mess - the Government

In his second article for talkRADIO, rail expert Tony Miles says the Department for Transport is the villain of this particular piece

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

George Galloway believes there has to be a guard on the trains to guard against violent incidents

Berlin, Ankara terror attacks show Southern Rail unions are right, says George Galloway

Berlin, Ankara attacks show Southern Rail unions are right, says George Galloway

Galloway says it would be 'insane' to introduce driverless trains in the current climate

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Southern train is seen passing through Battersea

Don't blame unions for Southern Rail crisis - opening train doors is far more complicated than you think

Southern Rail crisis: opening train doors is far more complicated than you think

Railway journalist Tony Miles explains what goes into operating train doors, and why it isn't a simple case of pushing a button or two

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Association of British Commuters plan a protest against Southern Rail on Thursday

Southern Rail commuters plan major protest on Thursday

Southern Rail commuters plan major protest on Thursday

Southern Rail and Govia passengers are planning a protest on Thursday against the disruption caused to transport services by the company and union strikes

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lawyers warn the government about health and safety risks on Southern Rail

Southern Rail crisis: Lawyers ask when government will terminate troubled franchise

Southern Rail crisis: Lawyers ask when troubled franchise will be terminated

The Association of British Commuters has raised serious concerns as the dispute drags on

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'The Department for Transport are calling the shots on Southern Rail', says Aslef

Southern Rail crisis: Department for Transport calling the shots, says Aslef union

Southern Rail crisis: Department for Transport calling the shots, says union

The Aslef union have announced their plan to ballot train drivers on industrial action, as strikes from the RMT union continue this week

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Southern Rail urges RMT to have a referendum on the role of conductors

RMT dismisses Southern Rail offer as 'bribe' as row continues

RMT dismisses Southern Rail offer as 'bribe' as row continues

Last week the RMT union called three days of strike action, with more planned this week, Southern Rail is asking the union for a referendum on the dispute

Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Association of British Commuters launches a crowdfunding campaign to take action on Southern Rail problems

Southern Rail commuters launch crowdfunding campaign to end 'daily catastrophe'

Southern Rail commuters launch crowdfunding campaign to end 'daily catastrophe'

They hope to raise £25,000 for a judicial review into the Department for Transport and how they have handled problems with Southern Rail