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The route of high-speed rail across the north of England has been unveiled, with the Government stressing that the controversial project was "a vital engine for growth" that will benefit the whole nation from the moment the first trains run.
New schemes to green UK railways through electrification totaling £4.2 billion were unveiled today by the Government.
The cross-Channel train operator Eurostar is looking to cement its reputation as the greenest option for short-haul international travel in Europe by adding up to 10 new destinations.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening today gave the go-ahead to the Government’s controversial national high-speed rail network, HS2, saying it would act as a rail "motorway" and would carry a lower environmental impact than originally planned.
Britain’s first train manufacturing plant to be built in decades will assemble high-speed trains that will better the sustainability and eco-friendliness of rolling stock in the UK, the company behind the facility said today.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has warned the economy could suffer if urgent action is not taken to protect the UK’s roads and other infrastructure against the increased risks of floods and droughts caused by climate change.
Due to the recession, 47 per cent of companies have made the conscious decision to cut back on travel, according to a report by the WWF.
The Government has sought to allay commuter anger over cramped travelling conditions on Britain's railways by announcing plans for more than 2,000 new carriages – but passengers will have to wait until the end of the decade before they get the full benefit.
Transport Secretary Phil Hammond gave the greenlight yesterday to a £25 million "sustainable transport" scheme in Ipswich, as he pledged to spend £5.9 billion on road and public transport upgrades.
Business and trade groups are warning the Coalition Government that it threatens to derail a green economic boom if it cuts spending on key infrastructure and renewable energy projects.
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond wants to see more working from home so as to decrease unnecessary travel, but will not "coerce" drivers out of their cars.
A Cheshire-based cleantech start-up is developing next generation low carbon composite materials that aim to be cheap enough to be used in the braking systems of mass market cars.
New Secretary of State for Transport Philip Hammond has ruled out road pricing and said he will 'stabilise’ fuel prices for motorists, but acknowledged that motoring has got to be greener.
The Liberal Democrats have, this week, unveiled plans for major rail expansion in Britain, in a bid to improve services and tackle carbon emissions from more polluting forms of transport.
Proposals for a high speed rail network announced yesterday by Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis, have received a mixed reaction from business leaders and environmental campaign groups.