The Government is to announce the plans for its new transport investment strategy. There are mentions of roads, HS2 and airport expansion.Read the full story ›
There has been a cancellation on Brittany Ferries between Portsmouth and Cherbourg due to technical problem. The 15:15 Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry crossing has been cancelled.
A man in his twenties has died after a collision with a van along the A3 in Surrey. Police officers were called to the southbound A3 junction near Thursley just after 4am today. They were assisted by paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.
The man in his twenties, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed about what happened. Surrey Police say the van driver is helping with their enquiries.
There are diversions are in place in both directions between the nearby Hindhead Tunnel and Milford, while investigations continue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police by telephoning 01483 639 922 and quoting reference P17135071.
There is queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to serious accident on M27 Westbound between J12 M275 (Portsmouth) and J11 A27 ( Fareham / Gosport). Lanes one and two (of three) are closed.
Southern is understood to have called an urgent meeting with the train drivers' union Aslef this afternoon in a desperate attempt to try to avert next week's industrial action. Up to 600 trains a day would be cancelled.
Around 1,000 drivers are set to start an indefinite overtime ban on Sunday.
The company is refusing to confirm the peace talks, but union sources say there has been contact with them.
Services will be in chaos for hundreds of thousands of passengers if the action goes ahead.
It is understood both sides will meet at lunchtime.
So far months of talks have failed to reach agreement over driver-only trains.
“After over five months of intense negotiations and two peace deals agreed and recommended by the ASLEF executive, we are dismayed the union leadership is taking this action, which is designed to impact as many of our passengers as possible.
“Driver-controlled operation with on-board supervisors was fully implemented back in January and thanks to this we are running more trains than before and our service has improved for five consecutive months. We’re safely running over 80,000 trains a month with drivers controlling the doors across our network – we’re sorry that passengers will suffer as a result of this unnecessary action.
“We have worked our hardest to resolve this dispute with ASLEF. If this action does go ahead we will run as full a timetable as possible. We will be working around the clock to evaluate the impact and develop contingency plans which will be advertised as soon as possible.”
Rail users who travel by Southern could be in for more disruption. Train drivers belonging to the ASLEF union are to start an overtime ban.Read the full story ›
Workers at a train maintenance company with sites at locations including Eastleigh in Hampshire are to go on strike in a pay dispute.
Members of the Rail Maritime & Transport Workers union (RMT) employed by Arriva TrainCare are to stage a 24 hour walkout on Friday 19th May.
The RMT said the strike was being held because Arriva TrainCare was not prepared to negotiate pay issues because the RMT was not the recognised union for Arriva TrainCare employees.
"RMT members at Arriva TrainCare delivered a massive yes vote for action and the company should wake up and take notice of the anger amongst their workforce over the pay issue.
"Instead they have ignored their staff and offered an insulting increase that systematically undermines our members' standard of living.
"Our members are entitled to be represented by the union they are members of so we can get on with our job and negotiate decent pay and conditions on their behalf."
Arriva TrainCare is based in Crewe and has sites in Bristol, Gateshead, Cambridge and Eastleigh.
Delays of up to ten minutes on Chiltern Railways between Haddenham and Thame Parkway and Banbury due to road vehicle hitting a bridge at Bicester North. Source:Train Operating Company.
A new report says congestion on the M25 is so bad the region's economy is at risk and urgent action must be taken.
The report by Highways England found the stretch of motorway between the A3 in Surrey and the M40 in Buckinghamshire had the worst traffic in Europe with more than 220 thousands vehicles using it every single day.
In a highly controversial move it says key roads in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Hampshire should be improved to cope with the growing problem.
This report is from our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.