The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans for the next stage of his measures to help tackle London’s air pollution with the early introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London from 8 April 2019.

HS2 Ltd has revealed the shortlisted bidders to deliver Britain’s next generation of state-of-the-art high speed trains

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have announced joint venture IONITY that will develop and implement a High-Power Charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe.

Local authorities have been urged to make sure that they meet the deadline for funding from the government’s £30 million Clean Bus Technology Fund.

Southern Rail to upgrade its EV network

Southern Rail has signed a deal with Pod Point to upgrade its current stock of 48 units across 23 of its stations.

Highways England has updated its £15 billion road improvement programme to reduce the impact of roadworks on motorists and minimise congestion while improvements take place.

£48 billion funding for Britain’s railways

Funding of £48 billion has been announced to be spent on the British rail network over a five year period.

Digital train tickets to be rolled out across England and Wales by the end of 2018

A sum of £80 million is to be invested into a programme to introduce smart ticketing across the rail network in England and Wales by the end of 2018.

Transport for London and Uber are expected to hold more talks as the ride-hailing firm tries to get its license back in order to operate in the capital.

Liverpool to benefit from electric bus routes

The Liverpool City Region is set to have commercial electric bus routes later this month when 12 electric buses are introduced.

RMT union members at Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia have taken industrial action over safety fears.

A new north-west rail academy has opened and is expected to train 500 apprentices over the next five years.

Leeds

Digital signalling technology will make the TransPennine route the first digitally controlled intercity rail line in the country.

EV charging

The roll out of electric vehicle chargers at 50 of Scotland’s train stations has begun.

Conservative MPs have launched a rebellion against HS2 with plans to vote against the plans.

If the predicted demand for electric car charging points is not met, London roads could see a ‘charge rage’ epidemic, a new report has suggested.

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