Category: Transport

Highways England gears up for winter

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.

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Work to improve accessibility at Bedford railway station

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.

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Govia Thameslink Railway invites season ticket holders to claim compensation for May’s disruption

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.

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Highways England says ‘Don’t be a Space Invader’

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
drivers.

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.”

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Corridor chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

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.

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Thameslink extends compensation scheme to non-season ticket holders

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.

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