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Department for Transport


The Department for Transport is to award contracts worth £1.2bn to Arriva Rail North and First Trans Pennine Express for the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express rail franchises.
10-Dec-2015


The Department for Transport is to help fund a £150m investment in the rail network of Cornwall, including a refurbished sleeper train and 60 jobs at a new train depot in Penzance.
03-Jul-2014


The Department for Transport has unveiled plans for a £500m investment in the electric car market by 2020, including a research centre and a network of charging points.
29-Apr-2014


The Department for Transport is planning to open a new training college by 2017, in order to develop the skills needed for the proposed HS2 rail network.
15-Jan-2014


The Department for Transport has announced funding of £18m to build four new railway stations in Ilkeston, Newport, Waltham Forest and Newcourt, Devon, by the end of 2014.
16-May-2013


The Department for Transport has unveiled the preferred route for phase two of the HS2 high-speed rail network, including five stops at Manchester, Manchester Airport, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds.
28-Jan-2013


The Department for Transport has announced a further £4.2bn investment in the rail network from 2014, including the electrification of the Midland Main Line and a £500m link from the Great Western Main Line to Heathrow.
17-Jul-2012


The Department for Transport expects 8,000 jobs to be created at two sites in Birmingham as a result of the proposed £33bn HS2 high-speed rail network.
12-Jan-2012


The Department for Transport has awarded £155m to 39 transport projects across England, in order to support economic growth and reduce carbon emissions.
06-Jul-2011


The Department for Transport has announced plans to invest £8bn in the railways, including 2,000 new carriages, line electrification and the Thameslink project.
25-Nov-2010


The Department for Transport is to invest £20m in the introduction of smart ticketing systems for public transport in cities throughout the country over the next five years.
16-Dec-2009


The Department for Transport has announced a £30m grant scheme to promote the development of charging points for electric cars in up to six cities or regions.
23-Nov-2009


The Department for Transport is to consider plans from Metro for the development of a £275m 14-mile electric bus network in Leeds by 2015.
29-Oct-2009


The Department for Transport is to invest £14m in new cycling facilities at railway stations, including the creation of "cycle hubs" in London, Grimsby, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Scunthorpe, Sheffield and York.
29-Sep-2009


The Department for Transport has unveiled plans to invest £1.1bn in the electrification of rail lines between London and Swansea and between Liverpool and Manchester.
23-Jul-2009


The Department for Transport has awarded a £7.5bn contract to the Agility Trains consortium to supply new trains for the Great Western and East Coast mainlines, securing more than 12,500 jobs at a new manufacturing plant in Gateshead, Sheffield or Ashby and depots in Bristol, Doncaster, Leeds, London and Reading.
12-Feb-2009


The Department for Transport is to provide funding of £100m for the development of electric and low-emission cars, and vans will be tested by the Metropolitan Police, Royal Mail and local councils in Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds and Coventry.
28-Oct-2008


The Department for Transport has unveiled proposals to build a third runway and a sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport.
23-Nov-2007


The Department for Transport is to fund a £43m investment in the expansion of rail freight capacity between Southampton and Nuneaton by 2011, one of four projects designed to reduce dependency on road transport.
30-Oct-2007


The Department for Transport is to proceed with the £16bn Crossrail scheme to build a rail link through the centre of London, with construction expected to start in 2010.
08-Oct-2007


The Department for Transport has authorised £50m for the development of a new Thameslink railway station at London's Kings Cross St Pancras by London & Continental Railways.
09-Feb-2006


The Department for Transport has approved plans for the development of an 11-mile guided bus scheme between Cambridge and Huntingdon and an 8-mile scheme between Bedford and Dunstable.
22-Dec-2003


The Department for Transport is to support plans to develop new runways at Stansted and Heathrow airports, and has also expressed support for new runways in Birmingham and Edinburgh and expansion projects at other airports.
17-Dec-2003


The Department for Transport has announced proposals for a major expansion of the country's airport capacity over the next 20 years, and options include a third runway at Heathrow and up to four additional runways in the south-east.
24-Jul-2002