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Shadow chancellor says no "realistic chance" of law to build HS2 before next election
 HS2:Shadow chancellor Ed Balls says no "realistic chance" of law needed to build HS2 rail line being passed before general election By Christopher Hope, Senior Political Correspondent from:...
Hammond is Transport Secretary in Con-Dem coalition
Philip Hammond has been appointed Transport Secretary in the Cameron-Clegg coalition cabinet.Philip Hammond has build up a reputation as an articulate and effective Commons performer since being elected MP for Runnymede and Weybridge in 1997.A former director of companies supplying medical...
Sacked Jarvis rail worker goes head to head with Ed Miliband in Doncaster North
RMT member, and sacked Jarvis rail worker, Bill Rawcliffe is creating a major political stir in Doncaster North where he is standing for the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition against cabinet minister, and possible Labour leadership candidate, Ed Miliband.Bill Rawcliffe, along with one of his...
High-speed rail concerns for Lichfield
Plans for a new high-speed rail line which could pass through part of Lichfield, have divided the town's election candidates reports the BBC.Conservative Michael Fabricant said he would press for the use of tilting high-speed trains so the existing route can be altered to avoid build-up...
Extension granted to secure Swanage railway £3m funds
The BBC reports that election candidates in Dorset South have been reacting to news that a deadline has been extended to secure £3m to upgrade a rural railway line.The Swanage Railway Trust has applied for funding so Network Rail can connect the Swanage line to the main network.Network...
No agreement on London transport direction
By Tom Edwards BBC London's transport correspondent The BBC reports that transport is still high on the political agenda in the build-up to the general election - ash clouds and rail strikes see to that.In London there...
Rethink urged on Birmingham high-speed rail route plan
Parliamentary candidates are urging a rethink on the proposed £17bn national high speed railway route through Warwickshire reports the BBCConservative Chris White, Labour's James Plaskitt and Liberal Democrat Alan Beddow told BBC's Politics Show that the route would cause...
Ex-Jarvis worker stands for election in Doncaster
A former worker at rail maintenance company Jarvis is to stand as a candidate in the general election. reports the  BBC.Bill Rawcliffe was among 300 people who lost their jobs at the Jarvis base in Doncaster when the firm went into administration last month.The 53-year-old, from York,...
14,000 Crossrail jobs - Conservatives say we can't promise anything
 Crossrail: we can't promise anything, say Conservatives Thursday 15 April 2010     A future Tory government would spell the end of Crossrail and thousands of jobs, transport union Unite has warned.The public-sector union hit out at comments made by shadow...
Conservatives deny breaking manifesto Crossrail pledge
The Conservatives have denied breaking a manifesto pledge after their shadow minister for London refused to guarantee the future of Crossrail reports the BBC.Hundreds of millions have already been spent on the £16bn project to link the east and west of London by rail.But MP candidate Justine...

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