Call for evidence on airport licensing laws in England and Wales
Should drinking laws apply to airports?
The government has asked for the publics’ views on introducing alcohol licensing laws in airports, to reduce problems with drunk and disruptive passengers.Read More
Steps motorists should take to avoid deer collisions this autumn
Changes to the clocks this weekend mean deer movement will coincide with peak commuting hours, increasing the likelihood of collisions.Read More
Highways England gears up for winter
Highways England’s team of 1,300 specially trained gritter drivers based across the country are geared up for winter, ready to keep drivers moving.
The company responsible for the country’s motorways and major A roads has over 500 salt spreading vehicles ready, around the clock, to help drivers get to their destinations safely.
To monitor the weather Highways England uses 245 anemometers to check wind speeds and has over 260 weather stations at locations across its network. The overhead warning signs are also used to advise motorists of severe weather.Read More
Virgin Trains helps to fight homelessness with ‘life changing’ coffee from Change Please
Change Please coffee is now available on all Virgin Trains services.
Virgin Trains has partnered with Change Please to offer a premium coffee range onboard, whilst supporting the social enterprise, to help tackle homelessness in the UK.Read More
Network Rail begins work to improve accessibility at Bedford railway station
Network Rail is carrying out vital work to refurbish the lifts at Bedford railway station to give those with additional access needs a more reliable route to the platforms.
The work begins on Monday, 1 October and will be completed on Monday, 3 December. Due to the nature of the work, this means that there will be no step-free access to the station during this time.
Taxis may be used to replace part of the passenger’s journey, passengers can organise assistance through contacting their train operator.Read More
Govia Thameslink Railway invites season ticket holders to claim compensation for May’s disruption
Qualifying season ticket holders should make their claim by 30 November 2018. Passengers who don’t hold season tickets will be able to make a claim later this year. In the meantime, passengers should visit railcompensation.thameslinkrailway.com which has useful information about the scheme including an online eligibility checker tool.Read More
Tailgating causes one in eight of all road casualties
Highways England’s new safety campaign uses the well-known Space Invader video game character to alert drivers to the anti-social nature and risks of tailgating.
The ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ campaign is supported by one of the world’s best
Former Formula 1 world champion and President of the Institute of Advanced Motorists RoadSmart, Nigel Mansell, said:
“Tailgating is a driving habit I utterly deplore. Not only is it aggressive and intimidating, but it can lead to a crash with a tragic outcome.
“There is absolutely no upside to it – you will not get to your destination faster, you are not a skilled driver for doing it, and you are putting so many innocent people at risk. So I very much back this campaign to highlight the dangers of tailgating.”Read More
Corridor chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.
The Roads Minister Jesse Norman MP has announced the chosen central corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.
Corridor B was judged to offer greater benefits to the region, such as providing better links to jobs, education, leisure and health services.
The Expressway is also expected to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1.
A full public consultation will be held next year, in which residents and businesses in and around the corridor will have their say on more detailed designs for the route.Read More
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has extended the additional industry compensation scheme. The compensation is for passengers affected by disruption caused by new timetable introduced in May.
Regular travellers without a season ticket could now be eligible for compensation. These passengers must have made at least three days’ return travel in any week in the period 20 May to 28 July. Travel most also have been from the most affected stations.Read More
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