Transport http://www.govtoday.co.uk/ Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:21:16 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) en-gb Rail unions seek review over east coast http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18103-rail-unions-seek-review-over-east-coast The rail unions ASLEF, RMT and TSSA have launched an application for judicial review to challenge the government over InterCity East Coast and the direct award of rail franchises.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:34:07 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18103-rail-unions-seek-review-over-east-coast
Foreign trucks to pay to use UK roads http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/29-freight/18079-foreign-trucks-to-pay-to-use-uk-roads Foreign hauliers will be charged to use UK roads for the first time from tomorrow, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:36:42 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/29-freight/18079-foreign-trucks-to-pay-to-use-uk-roads
'Millions to benefit' from rail investment http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18070-millions-to-benefit-from-rail-investment Millions of people across the country are set to benefit from an ambitious five-year £38bn spending and investment programme - part of the biggest sustained investment programme ever - that will transform today's railway giving passengers more trains, more seats, reduced congestion and bigger, better stations.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:22:21 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18070-millions-to-benefit-from-rail-investment
Ministers 'must address skills gap' in maritime sector http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/29-freight/18056-ministers-must-address-skills-gap-in-maritime-sector Ministers must take steps to address a significant shortfall in UK trained seafarers predicted to emerge by 2021, warns the transport committee.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:17:26 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/29-freight/18056-ministers-must-address-skills-gap-in-maritime-sector
Appoint HS2 minister to maximise benefits, report suggests http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18035-appoint-hs2-minister-to-maximise-benefits-report-suggests The government should appoint a minister with specific responsibility for ensuring HS2 delivers the jobs and economic regeneration that have been promised, the latest report on the project has suggested.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:25:36 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18035-appoint-hs2-minister-to-maximise-benefits-report-suggests
HS2 boss calls for project to be fast-tracked http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18004-hs2-boss-calls-for-project-to-be-fast-tracked Work on the northern section of the HS2 high speed rail line should be brought forward, a report by the man in charge of the project has recommended.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:48:10 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18004-hs2-boss-calls-for-project-to-be-fast-tracked
Government urged to protect bus services http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/32-road/17998-charities-urge-government-to-protect-bus-services A broad coalition of charities and trade unions has called on the chancellor of the exchequer to take urgent action in this month's budget to end the crisis in funding for buses.

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:44:47 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/32-road/17998-charities-urge-government-to-protect-bus-services
Network Rail apologises over crossing deaths http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/17962-network-rail-apologises-over-level-crossing-deaths Network Rail's chief executive has today issued a full and unreserved apology on behalf of the company for past failings in managing public safety at level crossings and for its past behaviour towards bereaved families.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:25:26 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/17962-network-rail-apologises-over-level-crossing-deaths
Most rail users unaware of rights when travel disrupted http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/17893-rail-users-unaware-of-rights-when-travel-disrupted Three quarters of rail passengers are unaware of their compensation and refunds rights when trains are delayed or cancelled, reveals a study by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) published today.

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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:34:56 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/17893-rail-users-unaware-of-rights-when-travel-disrupted
Rail companies see passenger satisfaction dip below 50% http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/17867-rail-companies-see-passenger-satisfaction-dip-below-50 Which?'s third annual train satisfaction survey finds shockingly low levels of satisfaction with the majority of the companies we looked at failing to score over 50%.

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:31:46 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/17867-rail-companies-see-passenger-satisfaction-dip-below-50