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    1. July 1, 2015

      Reaction: Airports panel backs Heathrow expansion

      The backing of Heathrow airport by the long-awaited three-year inquiry into airport expansion in the southeast has drawn...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Osborne urges cabinet to back new southeast airport runway

      George Osborne has urged colleagues to support a new runway in southeast England on the eve of a report that will recommend...

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    1. Rail and Metro 2013

      Transport advances pinned on technology...
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    1. June 26, 2015

      Labour accuses Tories of rail ‘betrayal’

      Labour has accused the government of deceiving the public over delays to the biggest overhaul of Britain’s railways after...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Network Rail upgrades shunted on to the sidings

      Britain’s biggest programme of investment in the railways since Victorian times has been scaled back because Network Rail is...

    3. June 21, 2015

      Cameron’s pledge to upgrade trains in the north faces big test

      The prime minister’s commitment to improve trains in northern England is facing a big test as civil servants warn of the...

    4. March 10, 2015

      Heathrow link to HS2 ruled out before 2033

      The government has ruled out building a link connecting Heathrow airport to the High Speed 2 line between London and the...

    5. January 28, 2015

      How UK’s Network Rail measures against its European peers

      UK travellers arriving back from swift, efficient rail journeys across France or Germany often groan about the delays and...

    6. December 14, 2014

      Cable accuses National Air Traffic Services of under-investment

      Vince Cable, business secretary, accused National Air Traffic Services of “skimping on large-scale investment for very many...

    7. November 27, 2014

      Stagecoach wins East Coast rail franchise

      The London-to-Edinburgh East Coast rail franchise has been awarded to Inter City Railways, a joint venture between...

    8. November 13, 2014

      Tube extension to Battersea approved

      A £1bn scheme to extend the Northern Line to Battersea in south London has won approval from the transport department,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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