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  1. July 21, 2014

    Birmingham named as HS2 headquarters

    Birmingham is to become the new headquarters for HS2 construction, creating up to 1,500 jobs, while the city aims to create...

  2. July 9, 2014

    UK widens security measures at airports

    In a widening of UK airport security measures, all travellers are now required to prove that their electronic devices work...

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    Transport advances pinned on technology...
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  1. July 6, 2014

    Late trains fine to be spent on free and faster WiFi links

    Passengers on some trains will benefit from faster internet access after ministers decided to spend a fine imposed on...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Network Rail in funds warning on storm damage

    Network Rail has said it may not have enough money to protect Britain’s railways from the effects of climate change and...

  3. March 10, 2014

    MP Nigel Evans used role to abuse young men, court told

    Nigel Evans, a former deputy Speaker of parliament, used his senior position to abuse young men hoping for a political...

  4. March 5, 2014

    HS2 set to miss general election legislation deadline

    The coalition will miss its target for getting its HS2 legislation through Parliament before next year’s general election,...

  5. February 25, 2014

    Network Rail boss puts storms cost at £170m

    The recent heavy storms have caused about £170m in damage to the UK rail network and had a “devastating effect” on business...

  6. February 13, 2014

    UK considers asking Brussels for flood aid

    Storms leave thousands without power The UK will apply to the European Union for money to help with the aftermath of recent...

  7. February 6, 2014

    Historic rail line damaged by storm threatened with closure

    The threat of future storm damage could spell the end for one of the most spectacular stretches of railway in the country as...

  8. January 30, 2014

    Transport secretary vetoes HS2 report

    The government has vetoed the publication of an official report into HS2 that highlighted concerns about the £50bn high...

  9. January 2, 2014

    First-class train seats will be scaled back

    Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, is preparing to pay millions of pounds to turn first-class compartments into...

  10. December 24, 2013

    Government plans £4bn UK motorway boost before election

    Some of Britain’s most congested motorways are expected to be improved as ministers rush to allocate £4bn to key schemes...

  11. December 18, 2013

    Humber wind turbine plan gets go-ahead

    Britain’s hopes of building a significant wind turbine industry received a boost on Wednesday after the government gave the...

  12. November 25, 2013

    Publication of HS2 bill likely to provoke mass opposition

    The legal battle over the proposed high-speed rail line from London to the north begins in earnest on Monday with the...

  13. November 17, 2013

    Plan for north to run rail networks shunted into sidings

    Ambitious plans to hand control of the bulk of the north of England’s rail network over to local councils to help improve...

  14. November 4, 2013

    Cameron looks to new HS2 chief to cut construction cost

    The budget of the £50bn high-speed rail line could fall by at least 10 per cent if the new head of the project delivers on...

  15. November 1, 2013

    Vince Cable announces train manufacturing forum

    A forum to strengthen Britain’s train-building industry has been announced by the government. The Rail Industry Supply Chain...

  16. October 31, 2013

    HS2 gains momentum as MPs back funding

    The planned High Speed 2 rail line from London to the north advanced on Thursday when MPs overwhelmingly voted in favour and...

  17. October 29, 2013

    Cities warn Miliband over HS2 ‘conflict’

    Ed Miliband has been told by Labour leaders in big cities in the north and Midlands that he risks “protracted conflict” in...

  18. October 28, 2013

    Transport secretary tries to revive support for HS2

    The UK transport secretary will try to rebuild crumbling support for the High Speed 2 rail line on Tuesday, saying a new...

  19. October 20, 2013

    HS2 can help boost growth if planned properly, says think-tank

    The HS2 rail project can act as a catalyst for regional development but only if it is accompanied by smaller schemes to...

  20. October 19, 2013

    Minister backs HS2 amid row over benefits

    Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended the controversial HS2 project amid claims it could cost some cities...

  21. October 8, 2013

    Fresh rail fares blow for commuters

    Rail fares on some routes will be able to rise at twice the rate of inflation despite an overhaul of the system to be...

  22. Westminster Blog

    September 30, 2013

    Tory ministers try to flog the phrase "hardworking" to death

    If there is one persistent theme throughout the Tory conference it is the over-use of the word “hard-working” to describe...

  23. September 30, 2013

    Patrick McLoughlin dismisses High Speed 2 rail link critics

    Patrick McLoughlin dismissed critics of High Speed 2 as “moaning London commentators” as the transport secretary insisted...

  24. September 20, 2013

    Former airport chief quits commision role

    Geoff Muirhead, former head of Manchester Airports Group, is stepping down from an independent commission investigating...

  25. September 13, 2013

    HS2 expert doubts scale of boost to UK economy

    Fresh questions have been raised over the government’s claim that high-speed rail could boost the UK economy by £15bn a...

  26. September 11, 2013

    Government’s defence of HS2 shot down by one of its own advisers

    The claim by ministers that the proposed high-speed rail line between London and the north could give the UK economy an...

  27. September 11, 2013

    Government looks to Victorians for HS2 support

    Patrick McLoughlin evoked a masterpiece of Victorian engineering to dismiss critics who say the government’s high-speed rail...

  28. September 10, 2013

    HS2 fightback begins with £15bn growth promise

    The proposed high speed rail line between London and the north could boost the UK economy by £15bn a year when it is fully...

  29. September 8, 2013

    Welsh government demands £2bn compensation for costs of HS2

    The Welsh government is demanding compensation that could reach almost £2bn to offset the huge sums earmarked for the...

  30. September 6, 2013

    David Cameron ‘passionately in favour’ of UK High Speed 2 line

    David Cameron has admitted the government risks losing the political battle over the High Speed 2 rail line, accepting...

  31. July 24, 2013

    David Higgins to step down from Network Rail as CEO in 2014

    The chief executive of Network Rail will step down next year after more than three years in the job amid controversy over...

  32. July 18, 2013

    No blank cheque for HS2 rail line, warns Labour’s Ed Balls

    The high-speed rail line from London to the north cannot be handed “a blank cheque”, Ed Balls has said in another sign of...

  33. July 18, 2013

    Hitachi wins £1.2bn East Coast train deal

    Hitachi Rail Europe has won a £1.2bn contract to build trains for the UK’s East Coast main line, as the Japanese company...

  34. July 16, 2013

    Legislation to secure £28bn roads investment

    Patrick McLoughlin will on Tuesday move to firm up plans for an overhaul of Britain’s road network when the transport...

  35. July 3, 2013

    HS2 route opponents smell blood as costs head north

    When Patrick McLoughlin rose to his feet in the House of Commons last Wednesday there were no clues that he was about to...

  36. June 26, 2013

    Cost of HS2 rail link jumps by £8bn

    The cost of building the HS2 high-speed rail line between London and north has shot up by more than a fifth to almost £43bn,...

  37. May 31, 2013

    Maintenance blunder blamed for jet’s forced landing at Heathrow

    Investigators have found that a maintenance blunder forced the crew of a British Airways jet to make an emergency landing at...

  38. May 24, 2013

    High Speed 2: Line viability draws scrutiny

    A furious debate is raging in the UK about government plans for a 530km-long line that would link London to Manchester and...

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