Scotland to put rail decarbonisation at heart of net zero plans

Decarbonising transport, including rail services, offers a significant opportunity to contribute to reducing the threat of climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Speaking at a formal launch of the £120m Glasgow Queen Street Station today, the First Minister applauded the substantial investment of over £9bn in rail infrastructure since 2007 that sees over […]

Irish government commits to two-to-one spending ratio on public transport and roads

The Irish government has committed to honoring its commitment to a two-to-one spending ratio on public transport to roads as part of its National Development Plan. The plan, reports the Evening Standard, sets out the big transport and road projects the government will spend money on from now until 2030. Michael McGrath said public transport […]

Crossing gets the go ahead in Shoreham, West Sussex to help cyclists and pedestrians

The go-ahead has been given for a crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists to be built in Shoreham, West Sussex after proposals received clear public support. Construction of the toucan crossing on the A283 Steyning Road – one of the County Council’s school Active Travel initiatives – is likely to start next Spring and will: Benefit the […]

A303 Sparkford to IIchester scheme gets going with official visit

The start on site of Galliford Try Highways’ major new A303 Sparkford to Ilchester scheme has been marked by a visit to site by local politicians and the National Highways team. Local MPs Marcus Fysh and David Warburton were in attendance alongside representatives from Somerset County Council, South Somerset District Council and the local parish […]

VolkerHighways’ Royal Borough team awarded CCS Certificate of Exellence

VolkerHighways’ Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead team recently received a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, for its work on the borough’s Highway Management and Maintenance contract. The audit, which took place in August, saw the contract awarded an impressive nine out of nine points, in each of the scheme’s five categories: […]

Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme goes electric

The Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), led and developed by the Environment Agency, aims to improve flood protection for approximately 400 properties and is vital to improving the town’s flood defence. The range of electric vehicles being used include: Electric cars – for site visits throughout Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley Small electric […]

Contractor nmcn goes into administration

Contractor nmcn is heading into administration following a board decision that it cannot continue trading as a going concern. nmcn plc had entered into conditional agreements to recapitalise the business by way of a £24m fundraising with Svella and other investors, together with a renegotiation of its facilities with Lloyds Bank. A further £5m was […]

EXCLUSIVE – SWARCO explains how company gains scale through Dynniq Mobility acquisition

One of SWARCO’s senior executives has told Highways News last week’s acquisition of Dynniq Mobility offers the scale of two major European ITS Companies that is needed to keep on top of technical developments. SWARCO announced on Thursday it has acquired the Dynniq subsidiary – something Vice President Jeremy Cowling (Pictured, second from left) explained […]


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