Network Rail has released a list of the most battered bridges in Britain in a bid to raise HGV driver awareness ahead of the Black Friday and Christmas rush. The list reveals that the Watling Street bridge on the A5 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, has the unenviable title of Britain’s most-bashed bridge after being struck 25 times in the last year. The second most-struck bridge, the Bromford Road bridge in Dudley, West Midlands, also saw the most rail passenger delays attributed […]
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]
Yearsley Group has welcomed a decision by Peterborough City Council’s planning committee to approve the construction of buildings up to 35m high at the Gateway Peterborough distribution park, where it intends to build a new 385,000ft2 cold store. The decision means Yearsley can now proceed with a planning application for its new warehouse, which a spokeswoman said it would probably submit in February. Subject to approval, the new cold store in the Great Haddon Employment Zone will be built in […]
Risk management, driver behaviour and improving efficiency through collaboration are among the topics that will be discussed at the Microlise Transport Conference workshops.