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Motorway disruption after collision on A66M in Yorkshire

Motorists face delays today (Sunday) after a crash on the A66M in Yorkshire.

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Gridlock in Leeds.

YP Letters: Time for action over transport breakdown in Leeds

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

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Plans to drop the electrification of the Selby to Hull railway will lead to better services, claims Rail Minister Paul Maynard.

Promise of better trains as Selby to Hull rail upgrade cancelled

THE RAIL Minister claims passengers on one of Yorkshire’s major railways will receive a better – and potentially faster – service after electrification plans were controversially dropped.

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Police have closed part of the Stanningley By-Pass after an accident.

Travel alert: Major Leeds road closed after serious accident

POLICE closed a section of a major road in Leeds this morning after a serious accident.

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The Daily Telegraph said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is preparing to tell the publicly-owned Network Rail that he wants it to share responsibility for running the tracks with the private operating companies. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Network Rail ‘to lose control of track maintenance’

Network Rail is to be stripped of its control over Britain’s railway tracks, with new powers being passed to the train operators, in a major reorganisation of the system, it is reported.

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The latest increase in rail fares has been condemned.

YP Comment: Fare’s unfair on the railways. Price hike insults commuters

THE Rail Minister, Paul Maynard, clearly hasn’t spent much time, if any, travelling on Yorkshire’s trains. If he did, he might understand why passengers feel insulted by hisjustification for next month’s 2.3 per cent increase.

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Train fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next year, the rail industry has announced.

Rail price rises ‘a kick in the teeth’ for Yorkshire passengers

Rail fare price rises are to ignite a “winter of discontent”, campaigners have warned, as it emerges costs are to increase by an average of 2.3 per cent next month.

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Can the country still afford concessionary bus fares?

YP Letters: Bus users will pay up to keep them on road

From: Kate Empsall, Moor Road, Askrigg, Leyburn.

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Will HS2 be obsolete by the time that it is built?

YP Letters: Do HS2 on the cheap and it will prove an expensive folly

From: Sir Andrew Cook, Chairman, William Cook Holdings Ltd, Parkway Avenue, Sheffield.

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Train fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next year, the rail industry has announced.

‘Winter of discontent’ as commuters hit with biggest train fare rise in three years

TRAIN fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next month, igniting what a Yorkshire MP has called a winter of discontent. It is the largest rise in three years and will take effect from January 2.

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Inside the National Air Traffic Services air traffic control tower at London Stansted Airport

UK’s airspace is ‘just a network of B-roads in the sky’, admits boss

AIRLINE PASSENGERS could suffer delays of up to 20 minutes on every flight unless airspace is modernised, the head of the UK’s National Air Traffic Control Service has warned.

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Crash road closure

Crash blocks slip road off M62

A lane is closed on an exit slip road of the M62 in West Yorkshire making it a slow commute home.

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YP Comment: At least Japan gets on with repairs

YP Comment: At least Japan gets on with repairs

IF it wasn’t for the fact that a hastily-repaired giant sinkhole in the middle of a busy road in Japan had started collapsing again, there would be much to admire from that country’s approach to infrastructure.

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Traffic queueing on the M62 near the junction with the M606

Britain’s worst queues: Traffic jams cost Leeds and Bradford drivers £2.6 billion

A YORKSHIRE MP today called for major transport improvements after a new report reveals traffic jams will cost motorists In Leeds and Bradford a “shocking” £2.6 billion by 2025.

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Fault on train causes delays in Leeds, Bradford and Skipton

Fault on train causes delays in Leeds, Bradford and Skipton

Trains between Leeds, Bradford and Skipton have been delayed this morning (Tuesday) after a fault.

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Trains delayed and cancelled in Leeds and Yorkshire after derailment

Train services in Leeds and across the region are being delayed and cancelled after a derailment at a Scottish depot.

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13-mile queue as big freeze brings travel misery to Yorkshire

MOTORISTS faced a nightmare commute this morning, with sub-zero temperatures and a spate of accidents and breakdowns bringing traffic to a standstill on two of Yorkshire’s main routes.

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Traffic jam on the motorway. Picture: Mark Bickerdike

Motorway roadworks in Yorkshire

These are the planned roadworks for the motorways and major A roads in the Yorkshire region for the week ahead.

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HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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Rail reforms will ensure passengers get cheapest deals, Government says

Rail operators are to come under renewed pressure from the Government to ensure passengers are getting the cheapest deals on their journeys.

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