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South Eastern franchise public consultation events cancelled

South Eastern franchise public consultation events cancelled

Events planned as part of the public consultation for the South Eastern franchise have been cancelled.

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Motor racing boost to English tourism

Motor racing boost to English tourism

New laws will allow motor racing events on closed public roads in England.

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Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK

Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK

Large phones, laptops and tablets not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.

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Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth.

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UK government funds City of Derry air link

UK government funds City of Derry air link

Government announces £3.8 million for a Londonderry to London air route to begin at the end of March.

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New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

Self-driving car insurance and electric vehicle charge point measures introduced in Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.

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£4 million awarded for tech which gives motorists advance notice of congestion and free parking spaces

£4 million awarded for tech which gives motorists advance notice of congestion and free parking spaces

Government awards £4 million for tech projects that will cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment.

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New legal powers could send UK scientists into space to research vaccines and medicines

New legal powers could send UK scientists into space to research vaccines and medicines

New legal powers could send British scientists into space to conduct zero-gravity medical experiments.

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£170 million plan to dual vital Somerset road

£170 million plan to dual vital Somerset road

Drivers will see quicker, safer and more reliable journeys in Somerset under government plans to tackle congestion on the A303.

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Deal agreed to ease restrictions on flights between the two nations

Deal agreed to ease restrictions on flights between the two nations

New aviation deal agreed to boost tourism and trade between Global Britain and India.

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Law change demands equal treatment for disabled taxi users

Law change demands equal treatment for disabled taxi users

From 6 April 2017 it will be illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users.

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New powers to crack down on laser attacks

New powers to crack down on laser attacks

Shining lasers at pilots, train or bus drivers could mean attackers face fines or jail sentence under new laws.

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Major step forward in building a global Britain as public has its say on airport expansion

Major step forward in building a global Britain as public has its say on airport expansion

The draft Airports National Policy Statement is published today and will be subject to a public consultation.

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Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway

Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway

Industry has committed to improve accessibility for disabled passengers after talks with the Rail Minister.

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£64 million government funding to encourage more cycling and walking to work

£64 million government funding to encourage more cycling and walking to work

Local transport funding to help people walk or cycle safely to work.

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New talent joins British Transport Police Authority Board

New talent joins British Transport Police Authority Board

New appointments to the body that oversees the specialist rail police force in Britain.

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Almost £1 million awarded to 66 water rescue charities

Almost £1 million awarded to 66 water rescue charities

Projects across the UK awarded funding for rescue equipment and training.

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Almost £1 million awarded to 66 water rescue charities

Almost £1 million awarded to 66 water rescue charities

Projects across the UK awarded funding for rescue equipment and training.

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Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years

Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years

New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years.

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Search underway for company to build HS2 trains in £2.75 billion government rail investment

Search underway for company to build HS2 trains in £2.75 billion government rail investment

Hundreds of jobs will be created by the investment, boosting Britain's skills and expertise in this sector.

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New opportunities offered as details of new rail franchise are released

New opportunities offered as details of new rail franchise are released

Government releases details of new West Coast Partnership rail franchise.

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Severn Crossing tolls to be slashed by up to 75%

Severn Crossing tolls to be slashed by up to 75%

Government proposes cuts to Severn Crossing tolls.

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Government allocates £1.2 billion roads funding to councils

Government allocates £1.2 billion roads funding to councils

£1.2 billion local roads funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times.

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Public consultation launched to cut night flight noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted

Public consultation launched to cut night flight noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted

New measures to cut night flight noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted published for consultation.

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Next step in major investment for south west as A303 Stonehenge plans published

Next step in major investment for south west as A303 Stonehenge plans published

Plans for tunnel under Stonehenge, part of roads package to cut congestion in the south-west.

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Low emission freight and logistics trial competition winners announced

Low emission freight and logistics trial competition winners announced

Winners of £20 million funding in Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial announced.

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Virtual modelling shows driverless cars could cut delays in the future

Virtual modelling shows driverless cars could cut delays in the future

Study shows driverless cars could significantly reduce delays.

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Rail regulator to set out national safety framework for train dispatch

Rail regulator to set out national safety framework for train dispatch

Transport Secretary welcomes the independent Office of Rail and Road report into safety of driver-operated trains.

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Plans to let learner drivers have motorway driving lessons revealed

Plans to let learner drivers have motorway driving lessons revealed

Learner drivers will be allowed to have driving lessons on motorways with a driving instructor in a car fitted with dual controls.

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New proposed measures for drones in the UK

New proposed measures for drones in the UK

Government launches new consultation on drone safety.

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DfT works with consumer experts and the rail industry to help passengers choose the best deal on fares

DfT works with consumer experts and the rail industry to help passengers choose the best deal on fares

DfT and Which? co-host forum to agree action on ‘too complex’ ticketing systems.

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Crossrail minister takes ride on the Elizabeth line train as testing is set to move to London

Crossrail minister takes ride on the Elizabeth line train as testing is set to move to London

Elizabeth line trains are a great showcase of British design and manufacturing.

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DfT reforms penalty fares to better protect rail passengers

DfT reforms penalty fares to better protect rail passengers

Penalty fares appeals bodies must be completely independent of the train operating companies and their financial owners.

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Government invests over £2.5 million in new technologies and ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector

Government invests over £2.5 million in new technologies and ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector

Transport innovation grants opening for new bids.

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Transport secretary puts passengers at the heart of the railway

Transport secretary puts passengers at the heart of the railway

New East West rail operation and closer industry cooperation for better services for passengers.

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Compensation payment of 1 month's travel for Southern passengers

Compensation payment of 1 month's travel for Southern passengers

Multi-million pound compensation for Southern passengers for disruption and delays.

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THINK! drink drive campaign targets young men digitally this Christmas

THINK! drink drive campaign targets young men digitally this Christmas

Young men targeted in THINK! drink drive campaign this Christmas as they account for nearly two-thirds of fatalities.

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UK and Scottish governments announce historic agreement on maritime safety

UK and Scottish governments announce historic agreement on maritime safety

UK and Scottish governments agree how the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will work with Scottish government.

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Government pledges £290 million boost for low emission vehicles

Government pledges £290 million boost for low emission vehicles

Government committed to reducing carbon emissions from transport and aims for nearly all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050.

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English regions to benefit from transport investment worth £3 billion

English regions to benefit from transport investment worth £3 billion

Breakdown of the government’s major investment in roads, following last week’s Autumn Statement.

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Government announces £10 million funding for rail resilience in the south west

Government announces £10 million funding for rail resilience in the south west

Additional £10 million to help strengthen the resilience of the railway line from Exeter to Newton Abbot via Dawlish confirmed.

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Government moves to make rail claiming compensation easier

Government moves to make rail claiming compensation easier

Report shows almost £45 million of compensation paid out to successful rail claimants in 2015 to 2016.

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HS2 route to the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester set out by the government

HS2 route to the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester set out by the government

Government sets out its preferred route for Phase 2 of HS2 from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.

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Incident at Sandilands tram stop Croydon

Incident at Sandilands tram stop   Croydon

Secretary of State for Transport statement.

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Incident at Sandilands tram stop Croydon

Incident at Sandilands tram stop Croydon

Secretary of State for Transport statement.

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