How we can keep Britain moving

Credit: Port of Dover As we face a range of unprecedented challenges, now is a crucial time to invest in Dover. Come Brexit, come COVID, the trucks just keep on coming to the UK’s busiest international roll-on roll-off ferry port. Handling £122 billion of trade or 17% of the UK’s trade in goods, up to… Continue reading How we can keep Britain moving

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UKRRIN launches new Technology and Innovation Hub in Doncaster

The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), the £92 million partnership between academia and industry, has launched a new Technology and Innovation Hub at Unipart Rail’s Headquarters in Doncaster. Led by Unipart Rail, the new Hub will support the sector in translating academic research and innovation to solve strategic industry challenges and to enable… Continue reading UKRRIN launches new Technology and Innovation Hub in Doncaster

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We need to talk about bus stops

Mobility hubs, the interchanges of the future, will bring together sustainable forms of transport | Credit: Go-Ahead Group / Arup Mark Anderson, Customer and Commercial Director | Go-Ahead To truly attract people to public transport, local authorities must think big in improving public spaces. The humble bus stop hasn’t evolved much over the decades. Generally… Continue reading We need to talk about bus stops

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Government Is Reviewing Laws To Stop Climate Protesters Blocking Motorways

Grant Shapps says the governmnet will review powers to deal with protesters after Insulate Britain brought the M25 to a halt this week (Alamy) 2 min read1 hr The government is looking at updating the law to stop protesters from repeatedly blocking roads after climate campaigners brought motorways to a standstill this week. Transport secretary… Continue reading Government Is Reviewing Laws To Stop Climate Protesters Blocking Motorways

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Lucy Prior appointed Chair of RIA’s SME Group

Lucy Prior, Business Engagement Director at 3Squared, has been appointed Chair of the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) SME Group. The role will see Lucy lead one of the industry’s main forums for SMEs, representing them on behalf of RIA, both within the membership and to the wider industry. Lucy takes on the role having previously… Continue reading Lucy Prior appointed Chair of RIA’s SME Group

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Government must boost roll out of charging points to support growing demand for electric vehicles

3 min read18 min Electric vehicle (EV) usage in the midlands is predicted to increase by over 3,000 per cent by 2030. The installation of public charging points must be six times as fast to support growing demand. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced the joy of bunging my suitcase in the boot of… Continue reading Government must boost roll out of charging points to support growing demand for electric vehicles

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Railway industry publishes new report on the economic value of rail

A new economic report published by independent researchers Oxford Economics shows a UK railway industry powering ahead before the pandemic struck last year. The report, commissioned by the Railway Industry Association (RIA), shows UK rail as a major economic sector, driving growth, investment and jobs right across the UK. With the Government now looking for… Continue reading Railway industry publishes new report on the economic value of rail

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Rail Industry welcomes agreement on Australia-UK Free Trade Deal

15 June 2021: The Railway Industry Association, and a number of its members, have welcomed the signing today of an Agreement in Principle between the Australian and UK Governments, paving the way for a Free Trade Agreement. Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), commented: “The UK has long had a close… Continue reading Rail Industry welcomes agreement on Australia-UK Free Trade Deal

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It’s time for joined-up thinking so that we can all breathe easier

The UK has an opportunity to lead the way on the global problem of air pollution – but as the latest figures highlight, there’s no time to waste on an issue this pressing. Put simply, there is no “safe” level of pollutants when it comes to the air we breathe. UK laws currently adhere to… Continue reading It’s time for joined-up thinking so that we can all breathe easier

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Rail Industry welcomes new Infrastructure Bank

17 June 2021: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has welcomed the establishment of the UK Infrastructure Bank in Leeds, which can support rail infrastructure as the Government looks to generate an economic recovery Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “It’s great to see the new UK Infrastructure Bank set up… Continue reading Rail Industry welcomes new Infrastructure Bank

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