Archive by category Public Transport

What we’re doing to ease congestion following Clifton Bridge closure

What we’re doing to ease congestion following Clifton Bridge closure

Nottingham City Council has outlined the steps it is taking to try and keep Nottingham moving with the Highways England emergency works on the A52 Clifton Bridge continuing to cause major traffic problems across the city. The council’s traffic team is in constant contact with Highways England about the progress of the work on Clifton […]

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East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

Leading public and private sector organisations from across the East Midlands, including Nottingham City Council, have welcomed Government’s confirmation that HS2 will go ahead. The Government’s decision to go ahead follows recommendations from the independent Oakervee Review also published today. However Ministers have also asked that further work is undertaken on the scope of Phase […]

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Council and local MP seek assurances from Highways England that A52 Clifton Bridge work being prioritised

Council and local MP seek assurances from Highways England that A52 Clifton Bridge work being prioritised

Nottingham City Council and MP for Nottingham South, Lilian Greenwood, have sought assurances from Highways England that everything is being done to complete the A52 Clifton Bridge work as quickly as possible. Highways England discovered last week that water damage had corroded steel works underneath the bridge and closed the A52 eastbound for safety reasons. […]

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How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

By Cllr Sally Longford Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability Nottingham City Council You might have heard that Nottingham City Council is aiming for Nottingham to become carbon neutral by 2028. You may greet this with a shrug, a snort of derision or a round of applause. Whatever your standpoint, there are […]

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HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

There is a strong case for high speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham and Leicester and Leeds via the East Midlands Hub station at Toton, more than halving journey times and boosting the economy by at least £1.4 billion. Under plans submitted to the government by Sub-national Transport Body […]

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Government U-turn on HS2 would be huge betrayal – Leader

Government U-turn on HS2 would be huge betrayal – Leader

Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “I can understand the need to scutinise projects funded by the public purse, but it’s disappointing to see the case for phase 2b questioned in the scope of this review. Especially while controversial projects further south, such as Crossrail – already well over budget, severely delayed, and […]

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Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Nottingham’s forward-thinking approach has been highlighted by Friends Of The Earth (FoE) as part of a new campaign to tackle climate change. The national branch of the international campaign group is calling on people to ‘challenge their local authority to do more’. They want councils to be learning from each other and sharing best practice. […]

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