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Richard Turfitt appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner

Richard Turfitt appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner

Transport Minister John Hayes appoints Richard Turfitt as the new Senior Traffic Commissioner.

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MAIB Business Plan 2017 2018 published

MAIB Business Plan 2017 2018 published

Publication of MAIB's Business Plan for 2017 to 2018

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New Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport

New Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport

Bernadette Kelly is the new Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport.

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Driving test changes: 4 December 2017

Driving test changes: 4 December 2017

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres.

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New maritime exam centre opens on Tyneside

New maritime exam centre opens on Tyneside

New centre will provide a location for Deck, Engineering and other Oral Examinations for the maritime community.

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CV21 report published

CV21 report published

Two fatalities on board UK registered yacht CV21 during the 2015-2016 Clipper Round the World race.

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Buffer stop collision, Preston

Buffer stop collision, Preston

Passenger train collided with buffer stops, Preston , Lancashire, 1 April 2017.

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New Lower Thames Crossings to cut congestion and create thousands of jobs

New Lower Thames Crossings to cut congestion and create thousands of jobs

Preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing and A13 widening announced.

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Safety Recommendation documents updated

Safety Recommendation documents updated

Safety Recommendation documents have been published for the following aircraft accidents.

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Roman treasures found on A1

Roman treasures found on A1

Roman objects discovered through a Highways England major road improvement scheme shed light on Roman life in North Yorkshire.

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The AAIB have sent a team to a glider accident in Northumberland

The AAIB have sent a team to a glider accident in Northumberland

The AAIB have sent a team to Northumberland to investigate an accident involving a glider.

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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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Fuel for thought as motorists head off on Easter getaway

Fuel for thought as motorists head off on Easter getaway

Highways England is lifting more than 300 miles of roadworks for Easter getaway to improve holiday journeys for millions of motorists and passengers.

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Bidding opens for £490 million road funding

Bidding opens for £490 million road funding

Councils asked to bid for funding to target congested local roads.

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Law change provides equal treatment for disabled taxi users

Law change provides equal treatment for disabled taxi users

Law change makes it illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users.

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Uriah Heep report published

Uriah Heep report published

Passenger ferry Uriah Heep made contact with Hythe Pier, near Southampton, England.

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HS2 Phase One Community Information Events 2017

HS2 Phase One Community Information Events 2017

We invite you to attend one of our informative events about the High Speed Two (HS2) project and what it means for your local area.

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HS2 Phase One Community Information Events 2017

HS2 Phase One Community Information Events 2017

We invite you to attend one of our informative events about the High Speed Two (HS2) project and what it means for your local area.

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Highways England highlights dangers faced by road workers

Highways England highlights dangers faced by road workers

Highways England highlights the dangers faced by road workers as it released CCTV images of an incident that left a man with multiple injuries.

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Freight train derailment, East Somerset Junction

Freight train derailment, East Somerset Junction

Investigation into a freight train derailment, East Somerset Junction, near Witham Friary, Somerset, 20 March 2017.

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MAIB safety digest 1/2017 published

MAIB safety digest 1/2017 published

Lessons from marine accidents.

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The AAIB has sent a team to North Wales

The AAIB has sent a team to North Wales

The AAIB has sent a team to North Wales to investigate a helicopter accident.

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DVLA opening hours: Easter 2017

DVLA opening hours: Easter 2017

DVLA's contact centre will open at times over Easter.

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New route to provide better journeys in Somerset

New route to provide better journeys in Somerset

A358 upgrade to boost business and tourism in south-west.

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Track worker near miss incidents at Camden Junction South

Track worker near miss incidents at Camden Junction South

Investigation into two track workers narrowly avoiding being hit by a train, Camden Junction South, London, 28 February 2017.

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First MTR South Western Trains Limited wins South Western franchise

First MTR South Western Trains Limited wins South Western franchise

Passengers to enjoy more space, more services and faster journeys as First MTR South Western Trains Limited wins South Western rail franchise.

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HS2 Phase One Community Information Events: March 2017

HS2 Phase One Community Information Events: March 2017

We invite you to attend one of our informative events about the High Speed Two (HS2) project and what it means in your local area.

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Consultation on Draft Marine Guidance Note 564

Consultation on Draft Marine Guidance Note 564

New MGN draft issued by MAIB for marine casualty and incident reporting.

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Safety Recommendation document updated: G REDL

Safety Recommendation document updated: G REDL

Safety Recommendation document updated for AS332L2 Super Puma, G-REDL

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South Eastern franchise consultation launched

South Eastern franchise consultation launched

Passengers in the south-east are on track to get improved journeys, as the government seeks views on a new franchise.

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Dundee London air route funding secured until 2019

Dundee London air route funding secured until 2019

UK government invests a further £1.8 million over 2 years in the Dundee-London air route.

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Partial collapse of a wall onto open railway lines, Liverpool

Partial collapse of a wall onto open railway lines, Liverpool

Investigation into the partial collapse of a wall onto open railway lines, near Liverpool Lime Street station, 28 February 2017.

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£220 million to help motorists beat congestion

£220 million to help motorists beat congestion

Junction upgrades, roundabout improvements and better traffic signalling for traffic hotspots.

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A generation to drive society forward

A generation to drive society forward

Highways England is calling for apprentices and graduates to help build a road network for the future.

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Aircraft Accident Report AAR 1/2017 G BXFI, 22 August 2015

Aircraft Accident Report AAR 1/2017   G BXFI, 22 August 2015

Hawker Hunter G-BXFI crashed on to the A27, Shoreham Bypass near Shoreham Airport.

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Track workers struck by ballast, Chathill

Track workers struck by ballast, Chathill

Track workers struck by ballast thrown from the track bed by a passing train near Chathill, Northumbria, 16 February 2017.

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King Challenger report and flyer published

King Challenger report and flyer published

Fatal man overboard from scallop dredger King Challenger while south-west of Scalloway, Shetland Islands.

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East Midlands rail franchise: 3 firms make the shortlist

East Midlands rail franchise: 3 firms make the shortlist

Train operating companies in the running for key ‘engine for growth’ East Midlands franchise down to final 3.

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Platform train interface incident at Bank station

Platform train interface incident at Bank station

Investigation into a platform-train interface incident at Bank station, Docklands Light Railway, 6 February 2017.

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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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£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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Change of venue for Crofton information event: Monday 20 Febuary 2017

Change of venue for Crofton information event: Monday 20 Febuary 2017

Due to demand, we are moving the Crofton information event to a larger venue. The date and time of the event remain unchanged.

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Petunia Seaways and Peggotty report published

Petunia Seaways and Peggotty report published

Collision between ro-ro freight ferry Petunia Seaways and historic motor launch Peggotty on the River Humber.

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