The Transport Secretary acknowledged that the project had been so far been “terribly managed” but vowed to deliver it on time and on budget.
Germany-based Arriva will be stripped of the franchise and the government-controlled Operator of Last Resort will take over on March 1.
More than 830,000 people who have served in the Armed Forces will benefit from cheaper train travel, according to the Transport Department.
More than 100 climate change activists gathered for an “epic day of action” in the Colne Valley to protest the high speed rail project.
The Transport Secretary has denied any illegality in the moves made by the government to help save Flybe from potential collapse.
The Transport Secretary defended an average 2.7 per cent rail fare increase as necessary to improve services.
The government could introduce green number plates to promote zero-emission cars - but the opposition has labelled the plans a "gimmick".
The cabinet minister has dismissed climate change protests across London, saying the government is already doing "shed loads" on the issue.
The Finnish prime minister said the PM had until the end of September to reveal his Brexit plans - or else “it’s over”.
Conservative MP Grant Shapps has said that the Conservative Party remains united on the view that Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist ideas would “do more damage” to the UK, despite Theresa May set to face a vote of no confidence.
Grant Shapps told Julia Hartley-Brewer his mug collection "brightened" his experience of reading the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, after a posed photo of the MP surrounded by the colourful drinking vessels went viral.
Former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has suggested many MPs want Theresa May out
Nadhim Zahawi tells talkRADIO Shapps' coup plot 'will fizzle out by Monday' and he should reveal his list of names
Former Conservative MP Nick de Bois says it's not surprising 30 people would sign a letter against any sitting Prime Minister
The MP for Welwyn Hatfield claimed party whips revealed a list of names for MPs seeking to change the Tory Party leadership to the media
The former Tory Party chairman has been revealed as a ringleader of the plot to oust Theresa May
The Prime Minister has been enduring the fallout after her address to the Tory Party Conference suffered troubles
Gove made the comments during a live talkRADIO debate at the Tory Party Conference
Tory co-chair savages Prime Minister's lack of vision while her former spin doctor says her policies 'are not inspiring'
The bullying of Elliott Johnson might never have happened had the party invested properly in its young members
The Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield reveals he voted Remain