TfL funding deal includes driverless train requirement

It’s been revealed Transport for London must work towards introducing driverless trains on the Tube under the terms of its new £200m bail-out deal. The London Evening Standard has seen full details of the conditions that TfL is required to meet in return for its latest bailout contained in a letter from Transport Secretary Grant […]

Government agrees £200m deal to keep Transport for London services running

The Government has agreed a fourth extraordinary funding settlement for Transport for London worth £200m, allowing the capital’s transport network to continue to operate. The settlement will run until 24 June, which the government says reaffirms its commitment to the network as it recovers from the pandemic and continues to work towards long-term financial sustainability. […]

London Assembly pleads for cash as TfL coffers run dry

The London Assembly is reported to be making a last-ditch effort for money by pleading with the Department for Transport to agree to a long-term funding deal for Transport for London. London’s financial paper City AM quotes Caroline Pidgeon, chair of the assembly’s transport committee, saying that without a long-term financial deal the public body […]

Government halts smart motorway roll-out

The rollout of new smart motorway schemes will be paused until a full five years’ worth of safety data is available, as the Department for Transport invests £900 million to improve safety on existing All Lane Running motorways. In line with the Transport Committee’s most recent recommendations, the rollout of new ALR smart motorways will […]

Shapps delays M25 junction upgrade

The Transport Secretary has decided to delay the upgrade of the notorious roundabout at junction 28 of the M25 which intersects with the A12. The Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson has made a written statement on behalf of his boss Grant Shapps confirming that it has been necessary to extend the deadlines for decisions made under […]

Government strengthens hand held mobile law

The Government is strengthening existing laws making it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance. It says this follows a public consultation which found that 81% of people supported such a move. The Highway code is being changed making it clear that hand-held phone use at traffic lights or […]

Government takes out another injunction against activists blocking roads

The Government has taken out a fresh injunction to target protesters who cause disruption on any of the Strategic Road Network linked to the M25 in the South East. The new injunction bans activities that obstruct traffic and access to motorways and major A Roads in and around London. It also bans activities which cause damage to the road surface and […]

Government extends legal action against protesters obstructing routes to Dover

The High Court has approved a further injunction against climate activists who have been carrying out a string of demonstrations along major roads and at the Port of Dover. It means protesters will be in contempt of court if they breach the terms of an interim injunction won by National Highways. Breach of the injunction […]


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