News: December 2010
A strike by Tube drivers on Boxing Day is to go ahead, after talks with London Underground (LU) broke down.
Members of train drivers' union Aslef are planning the 24-hour walkout on Sunday, after ... Read on »
London Underground (LU) is taking legal action to try to prevent a strike on Boxing Day by Tube drivers.
Members of train drivers' union Aslef are planning the 24-hour walkout, after negotiations ... Read on »
The government will publish its new road safety strategy within the next two months, Road Safety Minister Mike Penning revealed in a speech at this year&rs... Read on »
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond today confirmed that the Government’s proposed high speed rail network - which would link London to the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds - will include... Read on »
RoSPA and the Department for Transport have opened a free website to help road safety practitioners evaluate their education, training and publicity (ETP) activi... Read on »
Two of Britain’s major businesses have won prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards for initiatives they have taken to cut ro... Read on »
The doubling of travel in the UK since 1971 has collided with more unpredictable weather to cause Britain's transport trauma.
Hypermobility: the belief that one should be able to travel anywhere a... Read on »
The Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, has defended the plan to build a high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham.
The route of the HS2 rail link is expected to be announced later and i... Read on »
Plans to trial a new, single, on-road motorcycle test were published today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning.
The report from the motorcycle test review is the result of work the Departme... Read on »
The vast majority of the rail network is not being seriously affected by snow and ice today although there has been some localised disruption in a handful of areas.
As of 2pm today, all but a fe... Read on »
The Government drove the UK firmly into the fast lane of the electric and ultra-low emission car revolution today as Ministers unveiled nine trailblazing models that will be eligible for generous... Read on »
The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
Quarterly Bus Statistics: Q3 2010, see
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Local Sustainable Transport Fund Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I wish to inform the House of the plans to publish next month detailed guidance on the operatio... Read on »
By Jorn Madslien Business reporter, BBC News
The many electric motoring announcements in London on Tuesday seemed to suggest the start of an electric car revolution in the UK.
Soon after a cere... Read on »
Tata Motors is the latest car maker to join the UK green vehicle revolution, announcing that it will start manufacturing its own fully-electric four-seater family car this month at a factory in the... Read on »
Mayor Bertrand Delanoë unveils environmentally-friendly Autolib project in latest attempt to reduce Paris traffic
First Parisians were urged to get on their bikes with an innovative self-serv... Read on »
From the New Year rail commuters to and from Manchester will be to buy a Manchester PLUSBUS season ticket with their train season ticket.
From 2 January 2011 the existing Manchester PLUSBUS tic... Read on »
The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics
Provisional Port Statistics: Q3 2010, see
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A free website to help road safety practitioners evaluate their education, training and publicity activities was launched today by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Depart... Read on »
The Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Sir Gus O'Donnell is pleased to announce the appointment of Lin Homer as the new Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport.
Lin,... Read on »
Rail passengers and taxpayers alike stand to benefit from a radical shake-up of the railways which could reduce running costs by up to £1bn per year and lead to better and more efficient tr... Read on »
ways2work Award - The aim of the ways2work Award is to identify inspiring examples of innovation and act... Read on »
From 10:00 today everyone will have instant access to thousands of Barclays Cycle Hire bikes throughout central London.
"Barclays Cycle Hire bikes have already become a defining part of the... Read on »
Roads have been blocked, trains cancelled and airports closed. For many, getting into work may well prove impossible.
So what rights do you have if you cannot make it to your place of work due to ... Read on »
By Simon Atkinson, Business reporter, BBC News, in the office
"Yeah, I was still in my pyjamas until 11 o'clock this morning," admits Beks Ali.
"Then I thought I'd better change ... Read on »
By Alok Jha, science correspondent
Moving away from car ownership, using real-time traffic information to help plan journeys and having more virtual meetings will be vital to prevent the megacitie... Read on »
By Kiera Butler for Mother Jones
I'm about as far from a gearhead as it gets, but even so, I was excited about the release of the nation's first two consumer ... Read on »