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UK to spend over $24bn on upgrading and improving road network until 2021

Britain’s road network is to benefit from major improvements over the next 8 years and road building companies are advised to prepare for a huge increase in work as a result of a GBP24bn investment in the road network, the […]

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Clean Bus Technology Fund to award grants to 11 local authorities

Local Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today that GBP5m from the Clean Bus Technology Fund has been awarded to eleven local authorities in towns and cities in England

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UK transport group Stagecoach acquires Manchester operator Bluebird

British bus and rail public transportation provider Stagecoach Group Plc (LON:SGC) said today it will acquire the north Manchester bus activities of private operator Bluebird for GBP2m (USD3.2m/EUR2.5m). The

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Train operator FirstGroup dismisses Virgin concerns over West Coast contract

Transport operator FirstGroup plc (LSE:FGP) has dismissed the legal challenge by Virgin Rail against the recent award of the

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Network Rail staff face the sack if they live 75mins away from headquarters

A union has claimed that Network Rail staff are being threatened with redundancy if they live further than 75 minutes travelling time from the new Milton Keynes headquarters. According

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HS2 decision ‘fantastic’ but Chamber warns against Parliamentary delay

Today’s decision by the government to go give the green light to HS2 was greeted as “a fantastic day for the West Midlands” by business leaders in Birmingham

Train fares increase by 5.9%

Train fares increase by 5.9% while off-peak hours are cut

Yesterday morning saw a 5.9% increase on rail fares, making the stress of commuting to work worse.   Despite issues of time-keeping and packed

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Rail tickets – 50pc of advice is wrong

Over half of all official advice given to passengers about rail tickets is incorrect, according to an investigation by a watchdog. Passengers looking to find the cheapest ticket, either

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Profits rise at National Express

Birmingham based transport group, National Express has seen profits rise by 38pc despite sales dipping by more than a fifth. Pre-tax profits have for the 2010 financial year has

UK is most expensive petrol in Europe

Despite prices falling by 4.4 per cent across Europe in the last month, in Britain they have gone up by 1.18 per cent. Researchers have revealed

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