The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has told motortransport.co.uk that scrapping high-speed rail link HS2 would create “substantial problems” for tipper operators servicing current construction work. The government is due to announce the results of a review of the scheme later this year amid rumours that the eventual cost may spiral to as much £80bn. Phase 1 of HS2 between London and Birmingham is due to open at the end of 2026, with a second phase to Leeds and Manchester scheduled […]
CNG Fuels has landed £80m in funding from Foresight Group to build 14 new refuelling stations for gas powered HGVs as part of wider plans to roll out a national network.
The UK will face gridlock on the roads and ever worsening air quality unless the government tackles the country’s creaking infrastructure, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). It also said fuel duty needed to be overhauled and road pricing looked at again, despite a public backlash when it was last mooted. Lord Adonis, NIC chairman, said the current state of the country’s infrastructure could hold the UK back and that a long-term plan was needed to tackle the three […]
Delays to the construction of a road linking a new motorway junction with a major distribution centre is reportedly forcing thousands of HGV drivers to clog up a local A road.