Transport

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

MPs call for ban on drivers using hands-free phones

The Transport Select Committee has suggested the government extend the ban on drivers using hand-held mobiles to include hands-free devices.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Train passenger who 'slipped on pigeon poo' gets £28k payout

Network Rail has paid out £28,000 to a passenger who “possibly slipped” on pigeon poo and hurt their leg at Paddington station.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is cancelling a set of contracts to provide ferry services after a no-deal Brexit, at a cost estimated at around £50 million.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

West London bridge closed ‘indefinitely’ after faults found

Hammersmith Bridge closed ‘indefinitely’

Hammersmith Bridge closed ‘indefinitely’

A historic bridge in west London has been closed to traffic after "critical faults" were discovered in the structure.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Vaping

Vaping behind the wheel could lead to £2,500 fine

Vaping behind the wheel could lead to £2,500 fine

Motorists are being warned they could face thousands of pounds in fines and even lose their licence if caught vaping behind the wheel.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Motorway

UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiting technology

UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiting technology

All new cars could be fitted with devices which force them to stick to the speed limit by 2022.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pothole

Pothole repairs up by a fifth

Pothole repairs up by a fifth

The number of potholes repaired by councils in England and Wales rose by more than a fifth last year, new figures show.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Train times

Trains subject to tougher punctuality rules

Trains subject to tougher punctuality rules

A tougher standard for punctuality will be introduced on Britain's railways next month in an attempt to improve performance.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

Transport secretary branded ‘Failing Grayling’ over Brexit ferry contracts

The Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has nicknamed the transport secretary “Failing Grayling”, after his no-deal Brexit ferry contracts cost taxpayers £33million.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Oldbury Viaduct

M5 roadworks become unlikely tourist attraction

M5 roadworks become unlikely tourist attraction

A set of motorway roadworks in the West Midlands has become an unlikely social media star.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Double yellow lines

Council criticised for painting 'pointless' double yellow lines

Council criticised for painting 'pointless' double yellow lines

A council has been criticised for painting "pointless" double yellow lines on an Essex street, which measure just 4ft in length.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract to boatless Seaborne Freight

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over Seaborne Freight ‘fiasco'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Chris Grayling over the ‘fiasco’ of having to cancel a no-deal Brexit ferry contract with a company that it did not have any boats.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Smart motorways put recovery workers’ lives ‘at risk’, says MP

Smart motorways put recovery workers’ lives ‘at risk’, says MP Mike Penning

Smart motorways put recovery workers’ lives ‘at risk’, says MP

Sir Mike Penning, chair of the all-party group investigating motorway safety, has said that smart motorways – which optimise the hard shoulder to reduce congestion – put the lives of recovery workers “at risk”.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's decision to award contracts to three ferry companies, including one with no ships, under no-deal Brexit plans, is being challenged at the High Court.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

Passenger satisfaction with rail services has fallen to a 10-year low after the industry was plagued by a series of issues.

Druid named 'King John' says he will take Government to court over tunnel near Stonehenge

Druid named 'King John' says he will take Government to court over tunnel near Stonehenge

Druid says he will take Government to court over tunnel near Stonehenge

A druid who calls himself “King John” said he'll take the Government to the High Court if an underground tunnel near Stonehenge gets the go-ahead.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Eurotunnel challenges Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over “anti-competitive” behaviour with Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel challenges Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over “anti-competitive” behaviour with Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel challenges Chris Grayling over Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel has accused the Government of "distortionary and anti-competitive" behaviour over the award of contracts worth more than £100 million to provide additional cross-Channel capacity in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Chris Grayling denies plans for emergency no-deal Brexit freight services to carry food and medicines

Chris Grayling denies plans for emergency no-deal Brexit freight services to carry food and medicines

Chris Grayling denies plans for emergency no-deal Brexit freight services

Chris Grayling has denied reports that his department is preparing to lay on emergency freight services across Kent in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Chris Grayling

Transport secretary defends handing £14m ferry contract to company with no boats

Transport secretary defends handing £14m ferry contract to company with no boats

Chris Grayling has defended awarding a £14 million ferry contract to a company with no boats, claiming the move was to "support new business".

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Train toilets

Train station toilet charges to be scrapped from April

Train station toilet charges to be scrapped from April

Network Rail will scrap toilet charges at all its train stations from April 1, it has been announced.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

South West trains

New Year's Eve rail strike planned over train guard dispute

New Year's Eve rail strike planned over train guard dispute

Workers on South Western Railway are to stage two fresh strikes, including on New Year's Eve, in the bitter dispute over guards on trains.

Turkey Crash

At least nine dead after high-speed train crashes in Turkey

At least nine dead after high-speed train crashes in Turkey

At least nine people are believed to have been killed and 46 injured after a high-speed train crashed in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing of Crossrail costs ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Siobhan Benita, the Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate for London has said that Sadiq Khan saying he did not know about the overspending on Crossrail is “unbelievable”.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Waterloo Station

Delay warnings ahead of introduction of new rail timetable

Delay warnings ahead of introduction of new rail timetable

Industry body the Rail Delivery Group warned there may be "some impact on punctuality" as a new timetable is introduced on Sunday.

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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Delays due to leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Delays due to leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Bruce Williamson, from Rail Future has said that Network Rail is struggling “under tight financial control” and delays due to leaves on the line show that they have had to make “cutbacks”.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

‘Bus lanes should be banned,’ says spokesperson of British Drivers’ Alliance

‘Bus lanes should be banned,’ says spokesperson of British Drivers’ Alliance

‘Bus lanes should be banned,’ says spokesperson of British Drivers’ Alliance

Roger Lawson, from the Alliance of British Drivers, has said that “bus lanes should be banned” and that they cause traffic congestion rather than solve it.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

The bus will be used without a driver in depots for manoeuvres such as parking, fuelling and washing (stock image)

Stagecoach to trial driverless bus

Stagecoach to trial driverless bus

The bus will be used without a driver in depots for manoeuvres such as parking, fuelling and washing

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

'Labour has proved it can run railways and we should have pride and do it', says shadow transport secretary

'Labour has proved it can run railways and we should have pride and do it', says shadow transport secretary

'Labour has proved it can run railways', says shadow transport secretary

The shadow transport secretary says re-nationalising the railway is not a radical move

Rail campaigners and passenger groups outraged by 3.4% fare increase

Rail campaigners and passenger groups outraged at 3.4% fare increase

Rail campaigners and passenger groups outraged at 3.4% fare increase

Campaigners have claimed the rise is unfair as it is outpacing earnings

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

European Court of Justice rules Uber must comply with transport company regulation

Uber is a taxi firm and must comply with regulations, European Court of Justice rules

Uber is a taxi firm and must comply with regulations, ECJ rules

Uber has claimed the ruling won't affect its operation in the UK

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

'There should be a railcard for the whole population', says Campaign for Better Transport

'There should be a railcard for the whole population', says Campaign for Better Transport

'There should be a railcard for the whole population', says campaigner

Travel campaigner Lianna Etkind says railcards may encourage people to drive less

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

'We need to get rid of all private cars, not just petrol and diesel ones', says Baroness Jenny Jones

'We need to get rid of all private cars, not just petrol and diesel ones', says Baroness Jenny Jones

'We need to get rid of all private cars, not just petrol and diesel ones'

Baroness Jenny Jones says the Government needs to invest in public transport so people can get around without cars

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017