Department for Transport
Rail prices to rise by the largest amount in nearly a decade - here are all the details
Train passengers in England and Wales will be hit with the largest fare rise in nearly a decade, with ticket prices increasing by up to 3.8% from 1 March. It is the biggest jump since January 2013. Meanwhile, fares in Scotland will rise by 3.8% from 24 January.
6 January 2022
'Fix Your Bike' £50 voucher scheme quietly axed by the Government
It means cyclists in England will no longer be able to get their hands on a £50 voucher to help towards the cost of future bike repairs.
23 December 2021
TfL makes £15 congestion charge permanent but removes fee after 6pm - here’s all you need to know
Transport for London (TfL) is making the £15 congestion charge permanent from 21 February 2022, but drivers won’t have to pay the fee after 6pm on weekdays and before 12pm or after 6pm on weekends. Here’s what’s happening.
16 December 2021
New railcard to extend child fares to 16 and 17-year-olds
A new railcard will be launched this year to let 16 and 17-year-olds buy half-price train tickets, the Government has announced
2 January 2019
Commuters caught in May's train chaos should receive a discount on next year's travel, MPs say
Commuters travelling on the worst affected routes during May's timetable chaos should receive a discount on next year's travel, a group of MPs has said
4 December 2018
Pothole damage payouts double after harsh winter
The number of successful pothole claims following incidents on motorways or major A roads more than doubled in the last financial year, according to new figures from Highways England.
22 November 2018
Extra compensation for Great Northern, Northern, Thameslink and TP Express commuters due in July
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has announced further details about the scheme
20 June 2018
Passengers set for extra compensation after train timetable chaos
Commuters on Great Northern, Thameslink and Northern trains could soon be eligible for an extra lump sum of compensation
5 June 2018
Most train ticket machines STILL not telling passengers about cheaper fares
Passengers are still not being told they could get a cheaper fare at 70% of train station ticket machines
22 December 2017
Is lipstick really a liquid? Airports enforce different make-up security rules
Varying airport security rules are forcing holidaymakers to cram cosmetics such as lipstick into their 'liquids' bags
24 August 2017
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