Category Archives: Transport

Crossrail 2: Support by government ‘outrageous’ after northern snub

The electrification of the Midland Main Line to Beeston and Nottingham has been cancelled by the Government to save money.  But the next day support the Crossrail 2 project in London.  See more on this here on the BBC Website.

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Diesel Spillage on Hickings Lane and Pasture Road

Councillor Richard MacRae informs us:   Having been made aware of this Diesel spill I contacted Councillor Richard Jackson to inform him and soon after the Highways Department from Nottinghamshire County Council are on the scene clearing up the Diesel spill … Continue reading

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Environmentally Friendly Buses are heading for Nottingham’s Streets

Over 50 gas-powered buses are heading to the streets of Nottingham after a successful bid for Government funding was confirmed today.  See this link to an article in the Nottingham Post.

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A press release from the Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP

Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry has welcomed work on making a dangerous tram route safer for cyclists. Anna has been campaigning for a better route and signs after 43 constituents suffered serious injuries on High/ Chilwell Road. Most accidents occurred when … Continue reading

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Railways – Yet Again !!!!‏

Ian Blakeley writes: Some time ago we had a ‘discussion’ initiated by Howard Shakespeare regarding Jeremy Corbyns statement about taking the railways back into public ownership as and when the existing franchises came to an end. Would it interest you … Continue reading

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Transport Focus – Beeston Station Parking

Adrian Hirst has sent us recent correspondence he has had regarding parking at Beeston Station: From: Adrian Hirst To: Matthew Andrews, Transport Focus Hi Matthew Thanks for the pre-Xmas update and hope Santa has met all your expectations. Please find … Continue reading

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Land to the East of Beeston Station – Car Parking ??

Adrian Hurst has sent us a copy of an email he has received from Matthew Andrews at Transport Focus.  He adds that -‘…… Trying to keep up the momentum on this is bit like herding cats but I am pleased everything … Continue reading

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Midland Main Line to Nottingham is to be Electrified by 2023

News just out that the Main Railway Line to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield will be electrified by 2023.  To find out more click here.

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Disused Beeston Station Car Park ??

Adrian Hurst writes:   Logically it would have seemed sensible to upgrade last year’s temporary car park at Beeston Station to alleviate increasing nuisance commuter parking on nearby residential streets etc? It seems however that the current plan is for Network Rail … Continue reading

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Nick Palmer: A £50 bn Rail Project to Help in 2033 or a £1 bn Project to Help in 2019

Nick Palmer writes: Just a short comment. As you’ll be aware, the electrification of the Midlands Mainline has been indefinitely postponed, with priority given to works in the southwest. This work was already under way, and it was among the … Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP, Press Release – Midland Mainline

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe, has responded to the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that the electrification of Midland Main Line will be paused. Patrick McLoughlin MP has announced the pausing of the project as part of a major … Continue reading

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Kimberley Tram Feasibility Study

Steve Barber writes: There has been much debate about the Kimberley tram extension and I feel that David Watts and the Green Party are particularly missing the point. A feasibility study was done in April 2001 by WS Atkins Ltd (the … Continue reading

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Tram Extension to Kimberley & Eastwood ??

Kimberley Tram on the Wrong Route, says Broxtowe Greens Richard Falvey, Press Officer Broxtowe Green Party writes:  Commenting on the proposal by Broxtowe Labour Councillors to spend £20,000 on a Tram Feasibility Study, Broxtowe Green Party said that such a … Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP, 14 December 2014

Anna Soubry writes: I have had a very enjoyable few days. On Thursday evening Boris Johnson delighted hundreds of supporters at an evening event to raise funds for my re-election campaign and a few hours later I learnt that Mia … Continue reading

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More problems on the Buses

There were delays with the No. 30 Bus this morning.  I walked to the 35 Bus stop instead but found that not as frequent as it usually is.  Coming home from Nottingham the Bus was on time leaving Milton Street … Continue reading

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Poor Service From NCT on No 30 Route

No. 30 Bus Delayed as Driver Did Not Turn up on Time. The No. 30 Bus left Milton Street, Nottingham at 12.50 pm this afternoon on time. However we had to wait about 18 minutes in Parliament Street for the next … Continue reading

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Burst Water Main in Nottingham City Centre Diverts the No. 30 Bus

Buses have been diverted in the city centre after a water main burst while roadworks took place.   Water flooded into the street during the resurfacing works along Burton Street, outside of the Theatre Royal on Saturday. Read more of this … Continue reading

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Problems with No 30 Bus Service this morning

The photograph is of the No. 30 Bus that was arriving at the Eyam Close, Bus Stop in Bramcote at approximately 10.00 am this morning.  I took the photo as it was a rare occasion as the 9.21 am and the … Continue reading

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Wirelessly Charged Electric Buses Set for Milton Keynes

Electric Buses with no overhead wires and no major changes to the road system.   Should Nottingham have considered this method instead of the Tram Network that is now being installed ?   See this article in the BBC Web Site.

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20 mph Notice Found in Wollaton

I found this notice was tied to a lamp post in Wollaton this afternoon.  If you click on the image it will enlarge.  It appears pedal cyclist are excluded from this notice.

Posted in Nottingham City Council, Traffic, Transport, Wollaton | 6 Comments