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Gatwick Airport station upgrade is good news for passengers and the economy

Government announces £150 million investment to upgrade Gatwick Airport train station Holidaymakers and commuters to benefit from a larger concourse, five new lifts and eight new escalators Improvements set to reduce train delays and provide easier connections across the South East Tens of millions of rail passengers travelling to and from Gatwick Airport will benefit &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2019/07/08/gatwick-airport-station-upgrade-is-good-news-for-passengers-and-the-economy/">Continued</a>

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South East transport body sets out plans for greater influence over region’s roads and railways

The ability to set investment plans for the South East’s roads and railways, reduce emissions, improve air quality and make travelling simpler and easier are among a range of new powers that the South East’s regional transport body is seeking to transform travel, boost the economy and protect the environment. The powers and responsibilities are &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2019/05/07/south-east-transport-body-sets-out-plans-for-greater-influence-over-regions-roads-and-railways/">Continued</a>

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Businesses asked for views on freight and logistics challenges to help shape the South East’s transport network

Businesses that move goods to, from and across the South East of England are being asked for views on their key logistical issues and challenges to help inform the South East’s transport strategy and future investment priorities. The strategy is being developed by Transport for the South East (TfSE), a newly-established shadow sub-national transport body &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2019/03/07/businesses-asked-for-views-on-freight-and-logistics-challenges-to-help-shape-the-south-easts-transport-network/">Continued</a>

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Funding in sight for major South East road improvements as TfSE secures inclusion in national network

Several important roads in the South East have been officially recognised as major routes which can now qualify for improvements from national funds, after Transport for the South East made the case for them to Government. Inclusion of the routes in the Major Roads Network (MRN), announced by the Department for Transport this week, underlines &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2018/12/20/funding-in-sight-for-major-south-east-road-improvements-as-tfse-secures-inclusion-in-national-network/">Continued</a>

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TfSE becomes partner in transport technology and innovation event

Transport for the South East has become an event partner in an annual exhibition showcasing new ideas and technology to transform transport. The first Innovation and Technology in Transport Hub event will be staged in 2020. It will bring together a wide range of suppliers and operators of commercial vehicles and public transport under one &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2018/11/21/tfse-becomes-partner-in-transport-technology-and-innovation-event/">Continued</a>

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TfSE joins UK’s major highways event

Transport for the South East is going on the road – joining the country’s flagship event for the highways sector. TfSE will be presenting its vision and ambitions at Highways UK in November, the conference and exhibition which brings together the key players in planning, building and maintaining the UK’s road network. With a stand &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2018/10/03/tfse-joins-uks-major-highways-event/">Continued</a>

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Final version of the South East’s connectivity review is published

The final version of the Economic Connectivity Review of the South East has been published, the first part of a transport strategy for the region. The review identifies the economic priorities for strategic transport in the region and the growing importance of the South East as the UK’s international gateway, especially after Brexit. The study &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2018/07/25/final-version-of-the-south-easts-connectivity-review-is-published/">Continued</a>

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Action plan for east-west bottleneck welcomed

Transport for the South East has welcomed firm plans to remove a major bottleneck on the important A27 road route. The announcement by Highways England of a preferred route for a bypass near Arundel in West Sussex addresses a pinch point on a heavily congested east-west route which runs from Pevensey in East Sussex to &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2018/05/14/action-plan-for-east-west-bottleneck-welcomed/">Continued</a>

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Saving a minute on the South East’s busiest journeys adds millions to the economy, study shows

Cutting journey times by just a minute on one of the busiest transport routes in the South East could add as much as £4.5 million a year to the national economy, a new study suggests. The Economic Connectivity Review of the South East examines the cost of congestion in a region with 7.5 million residents &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2018/05/08/saving-a-minute-on-the-south-easts-busiest-journeys-adds-millions-to-the-economy-study-shows/">Continued</a>

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£1 million funding for TfSE’s work

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced £1 million of funding for the work of Transport for the South East. The money will help to pay for the development of a transport strategy for the region as TfSE moves toward becoming a statutory body in the next two years. The funding news comes as TfSE begins &hellip; <a href="https://transportforthesoutheast.org.uk/2018/05/08/1-million-funding-for-tfses-work/">Continued</a>

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