Transport

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‘Endless torrent’ of announcements on UK railways to be sharply reduced
Transport secretary Grant Shapps calls for ‘bonfire of the banalities’ as he commissions review

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sadiq Khan proposes journey charge for motorists in London
Mayor says air pollution and climate crisis are issues of ‘social justice’ in capital and across the globe

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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The humble minibus could be a rural lifeline | Letter
Letter: Minibuses are a cost-effective means of connecting communities and town centres, and are worth investing in, writes Mike Parker

Letters

14, Jan, 2022 @5:56 PM

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End of the line for the UK’s privatised rail disaster | Letters
Letters: Responses to an article by Christian Wolmar about the state of British railway services and the need for nationalisation

Letters

12, Jan, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Ditching the hard shoulder proved too hard a sell to MPs and motorists
Analysis: the UK government has bowed to the inevitable and shelved the expanded rollout

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

12, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Bus services in England face axe as end to emergency Covid funding looms
Ministers urged to extend grants as funding gap and driver shortages prompt operators to draft list of route cuts

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @2:30 PM

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UK railways are heading into a perfect storm. Now is the time to nationalise them | Christian Wolmar
These services are an essential part of the nation’s fabric, but still ministers fixate on cutting costs, says transport writer Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar

10, Jan, 2022 @1:11 PM

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UK motorist caught driving while distracted nine times in four years
About 90,000 people committed CU80 offence at least once in that period, as campaigners call for crackdown

Jessica Murray

03, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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How can Britain become a ‘great cycling nation’ when it’s so scary to ride a bike? | Adam Becket
I cycled 5,000 miles this year, and the driver abuse, intimidation and terrible infrastructure has to change, says Adam Becket of Cycling Weekly

Adam Becket

01, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Two in three UK drivers unaware of planned Highway Code changes
Cycling group says key changes need to be clearly explained, as Labour claims ministers are ‘missing in action’

Helen Pidd

30, Dec, 2021 @2:09 PM

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Plans in England for car chargers in all commercial car parks quietly rolled back
Only new or refurbished commercial buildings should install charge points, the DfT says, citing fears over cost

Jasper Jolly

27, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Trial delays put a brake on e-scooter makers’ UK ambitions
Safety concerns, especially over unregulated models, are matched with doubts over green credentials

Gwyn Topham

24, Dec, 2021 @3:12 PM

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