Department For Transport News

UK government unveils £3bn in road infrastructure spending

UK government unveils £3bn in road infrastructure spending

Towns and cities across the UK are set to benefit from £3 billion worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists, according to new plans for the government. It is hoped the investment will lead to quicker and safer journeys and help to build a stronger economy by linking people with jobs, businesses with customers.

Government unveils generous HS2 compensation package

Government unveils generous HS2 compensation package

4th Nov 2012 Press Release Rail News

Residents affected by the first phase of HS2 from London to the West Midlands will be offered a comprehensive package of compensation measures which go significantly beyond statutory requirements, the government has confirmed.

West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled

West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled

6th Oct 2012 Press Release Rail News

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has today announced that the competition to run trains on the West Coast Main Line has been cancelled following the discovery of significant technical flaws in the way the franchise process was conducted.

New Great Western franchise to deliver new express trains

New Great Western franchise to deliver new express trains

19th Aug 2012 Press Release Rail News

The new 15 year Great Western franchise will see passengers benefit from new express trains, additional capacity, smart card ticketing and passenger satisfaction targets as part of proposals being put forward by Rail Minister Theresa Villiers.

DfT announcement for new Intercity West Coast franchise

DfT announcement for new Intercity West Coast franchise

18th Aug 2012 Press Release Rail News

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that following a bidding competition, Virgin Rail Group will not be operating the new Intercity West Coast franchise which starts on 9 December 2012 and runs through to 31 March 2026.

New operator for West Coast rail passengers

New operator for West Coast rail passengers

18th Aug 2012 Press Release Rail News

Rail passengers from London to Scotland will benefit from a package of improvements including more trains and more seats, as Rail Minister Theresa Villiers unveiled First West Coast Limited as the new operator for the ‘InterCity West Coast’ franchise.