Transport Secretary Chris Grayling set out a new vision for the UK’s railways, including plans to end the operational divide between track and train and an evolution of the franchising system

New and improved DLR trains to be in operation from 2022

Transport for London (TfL) is in search for a manufacturer to design and build a new generation of trains for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), and as a result, has issued an Invitation to Negotiate.

Bus operators to develop safety improvements with new funding

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded a £500,000 pot to six bus operators to develop new ideas that will improve safety across London's bus network.

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.


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