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What Does the UK Government’s Decarbonising Transport Plan Say about Rail?

What Does the UK Government’s Decarbonising Transport Plan ...

The UK government has published its Decarbonising Transport plan, in which it also lays out how it will decarbonise rail by 2050.

A Greener UK Economic Recovery Requires Shifting Freight from Road to Rail Says RDG

A Greener UK Economic Recovery Requires Shifting Freight from Roa...

The Rail Delivery Group is calling on the UK government to introduce policies that will help shift freight from road to rail.

Scottish Government Offers Additional Financial Support to Light Rail Operators

Scottish Government Offers Additional Financial Support to Light ...

The Scottish government is to provide a further £5.6m emergency funding to Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the pandemic.

Flexible Season Tickets Launch in England

Flexible Season Tickets Launch in England

English commuters are now able to purchase flexible season tickets. These can be used for travel from 28 June.

GTR’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement Extended

GTR’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement Extended

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has extended GTR’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA) until 31 March 2022.

Rail Industry Warns Against Cutting Domestic Air Passenger Duty

Rail Industry Warns Against Cutting Domestic Air Passenger Duty

The RDG has warned that a cut in domestic air passenger duty would see thousands of passengers shift from rail to air.

In Depth: The Government’s Plans to Reform Britain’s Railways

In Depth: The Government’s Plans to Reform Britain’s Railways

An in-depth look at the Williams-Shapps plan to transform Britain's railways following the launch of the Williams Review in 2019.

Government Announces Sweeping Reforms to the Railways in Britain

Government Announces Sweeping Reforms to the Railways in Britain

The UK government has announced a set of reforms for the railways in Britain, including scrapping the franchise system and simplifying fares.

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