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Britain open for business as UK and China further relax limits on flights

Britain open for business as UK and China further relax limits on flights

Regions set for economic boost as new deal increases the number of passenger services allowed per week.

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Future Aviation Security Solutions network event   information pack

Future Aviation Security Solutions network event information pack

The FASS 'finding explosives hidden in electrical items' innovation network event was held in London on 28 November 2017.

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MPs join the campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers

MPs join the campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers

Pledges of support for the Year of Engineering will help ensure young people across the UK can find out more about the opportunities of engineering careers.

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Transport Minister visits Reaction Engines to see space sector technology

Transport Minister visits Reaction Engines to see space sector technology

Minister visits cutting-edge Oxfordshire business to see first-hand the technologies paving the way for high speed, low cost transport to space.

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Technological boost for winter resilience

Technological boost for winter resilience

Minister sees how flood-hit bridges can be checked for damage more quickly with new ‘BridgeCat’ technology.

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Christmas drink drive campaign uses friends' influence to help save lives

Christmas drink drive campaign uses friends' influence to help save lives

Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive.

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Government backs small businesses in transport sector

Government backs small businesses in transport sector

New innovation funding announced as firms celebrate Small Business Saturday.

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Strategic vision for rail

Strategic vision for rail

Setting out a vision for our railways, including a new way of operating train and track and changes to the franchising system.

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The future of the Great Western franchise

The future of the Great Western franchise

Have your say on how the Great Western railway should operate.

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Better journeys for South Eastern rail passengers

Better journeys for South Eastern rail passengers

Competition to run the South Eastern rail franchise announced.

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New THINK! road safety campaign launched to help cut child deaths

New THINK! road safety campaign launched to help cut child deaths

New road safety resources released to help teachers and schools highlight the dangers of the road.

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North set to become first region in country to get new transport powers from government

North set to become first region in country to get new transport powers from government

Pioneering legislation will transform transport across the North of England, underlining the government's commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

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Lifeboat charities receive £1 million to boost search and rescue efforts

Lifeboat charities receive £1 million to boost search and rescue efforts

Water rescue charities receive funding for rescue equipment to keep UK rivers and seas safe.

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New Government Envoy for the Year of Engineering announced

New Government Envoy for the Year of Engineering announced

Stephen Metcalfe MP will drive cross-government support for the campaign, which aims to tackle the engineering skills gap.

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Community rail stations of the future to be shaped by new blueprint for success

Community rail stations of the future to be shaped by new blueprint for success

Have your say on a new strategy to expand the community rail scheme across England and Wales.

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Transport Secretary visits leading manufacturers in Northern Ireland

Transport Secretary visits leading manufacturers in Northern Ireland

Wrightbus Ltd of Ballymena are a leading manufacturer of low emission buses.

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Transport Minister visits cycle taxi scheme to highlight Accessibility Action Plan consultation

Transport Minister visits cycle taxi scheme to highlight Accessibility Action Plan consultation

Transport Minister Paul Maynard sees a demonstration of the Ride Side by Side project and urges people to respond to the Accessibility Action Plan consultation.

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Transport Minister visits cycle taxi scheme to highlight Accessibility Action Plan consultation

Transport Minister visits cycle taxi scheme to highlight Accessibility Action Plan consultation

Transport Minister Paul Maynard sees a demonstration of the Ride Side by Side project and urges people to respond to the Accessibility Action Plan consultation.

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First of a Kind competition: transform tomorrow’s train journeys

First of a Kind competition: transform tomorrow’s train journeys

Innovative, real-time working models of ideas to transform rail passenger travel could benefit from a £3.5 million fund by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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Top LA directors show dangers of using mobiles while driving

Top LA directors show dangers of using mobiles while driving

New pink kittens THINK! road safety campaign is aimed at younger drivers.

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Government outlines next steps for delivering airport expansion

Government outlines next steps for delivering airport expansion

Launch of consultation on the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement and government response to the airspace consultation.

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Government invests £350 million improving local roads

Government invests £350 million improving local roads

Funding will bring benefits to local road users around the country and support the development of new housing.

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All aboard the new Intercity Express trains that will transform journeys across Britain

All aboard the new Intercity Express trains that will transform journeys across Britain

Transport Secretary travels on the first of the brand new £5.7 billion Intercity Express fleet of trains from Bristol to London.

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Life saving drink drive law turns 50

Life saving drink drive law turns 50

In 50 years, drink driving deaths have fallen from 1,640 to 200 per year - but that's still 200 too many.

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Government plans £80 million smart ticketing rail revolution

Government plans £80 million smart ticketing rail revolution

Introducing smart ticketing across England and Wales by the end of 2018.

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New rail academy to train 500 apprentices opened by Transport Secretary

New rail academy to train 500 apprentices opened by Transport Secretary

Apprentice opportunities at new rail academy in Widnes.

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Government invests in northern digital railway plans to improve trans Pennine journeys

Government invests in northern digital railway plans to improve trans Pennine journeys

TransPennine route will be the first digitally controlled intercity rail line in the country.

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Government launches urgent review into cycle safety

Government launches urgent review into cycle safety

Review to consider whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for cyclists.

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Thousands of commuters to benefit from UK built river boats with wifi

Thousands of commuters to benefit from UK built river boats with wifi

Wight Shipyard announces recent orders worth £20 million making 4 boats for use by the Isle of Wight and London.

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Skills Minister John Hayes brings together transport and further and higher education experts in new advisory group

Skills Minister John Hayes brings together transport and further and higher education experts in new advisory group

The Education Advisory Group will discuss best practice in promoting transport through education.

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New round of multi million tech competition launches to improve rail journeys

New round of multi million tech competition launches to improve rail journeys

Further £7.9 million on offer to develop new ways to improve the rail network for passengers.

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New government proposals to cut congestion on our busiest roads

New government proposals to cut congestion on our busiest roads

Consultation about allowing local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour during road works.

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Midland Metro extension gets £59.8 million green light from government

Midland Metro extension gets £59.8 million green light from government

Tram route extension linking Birmingham city centre with Edgbaston and the city’s growing Westside area given go-ahead.

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Tough new 'real world' test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air

Tough new 'real world' test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air

New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts.

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Transport apprenticeships celebrated ahead of A level results day

Transport apprenticeships celebrated ahead of A level results day

Transport Minister John Hayes meets Heathrow apprentices and celebrates A-level results day.

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Green light for driving lessons on motorways

Green light for driving lessons on motorways

Learner drivers will be able to have motorway lessons in order to improve road safety.

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More seats for rail passengers as nearly £1 billion is invested in Midlands services

More seats for rail passengers as nearly £1 billion is invested in Midlands services

Better trains, services and stations for passengers travelling between the north-west, the Midlands and London.

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Multi million pound transport projects show commitment to UK’s new Silicon Valley

Multi million pound transport projects show commitment to UK’s new Silicon Valley

Cambridge North station officially opened by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

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Councils share £75 million for major road improvements

Councils share £75 million for major road improvements

Council given funding for road user schemes that will make a real difference.

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Changes to UK aviation security

Changes to UK aviation security

Large phones, laptops and tablets now allowed in the cabin on the majority of flights to the UK from Turkey and Tunisia.

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Vans to go greener and cleaner under new plans

Vans to go greener and cleaner under new plans

Changes will allow drivers to drive heavier vans if powered by low emission technology.

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New station boost for passengers thanks to £16 million government investment

New station boost for passengers thanks to £16 million government investment

Five new stations to be built across England and Wales.

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Lifeboat charities to receive £1 million grant boost

Lifeboat charities to receive £1 million grant boost

Lifeboat charities encouraged to bid for part of £1 million support fund.

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Crossrail 2: a way forward

Crossrail 2: a way forward

Joint statement on Crossrail 2 from the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

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Government sets out vision for future of UK aviation

Government sets out vision for future of UK aviation

Launch of plans to develop a new UK Aviation Strategy to help shape the future of the aviation industry to 2050 and beyond.

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