In December 2018, the Department for Transport (the Department) awarded contracts to provide additional freight capacity on ferry services between the UK and mainland Europe. These arrangements form part of the Department’s plans to mitigate the impact on the transport system if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal (‘no deal’). The … Read more
This briefing describes the Civil Contingencies Secretariat’s contingency preparations for the UK exiting the EU without a deal.
12 Mar 2019
The Department for Transport (the department) jointly sponsors, with Transport for London, the Crossrail programme. This will deliver a new railway, including a 26 mile tunnelled section beneath central London, which will be known as the Elizabeth Line. New rail services will operate on the line between Abbey Wood and Shenfield to the East of … Read more
This memorandum sets out background information about the Crossrail programme and the current position
28 Feb 2019
This memorandum supports the Public Accounts Committee’s examination of the government’s preparedness for ‘no deal’
27 Feb 2019
This memorandum supports the Committee of Public Accounts’ inquiry into the award of the contracts by the Department for Transport.
11 Feb 2019
On 4 February 2019, Network Rail completed a £1.46 billion sale of a commercial property portfolio to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners. The property portfolio consists of approximately 5,200 properties across England and Wales and are mainly railway arches. This sale is part of a wider Network Rail asset disposals programme. It involved selling … Read more
In its 2015 Road Investment Strategy, the Department for Transport announced its intention to upgrade the A303/A358/A30 corridor to create an Expressway to the South West. Upgrade works include the construction of a £1.6 billion tunnel under the World Heritage Site at Stonehenge. This study will examine whether the Department for Transport and Highways England … Read more
This morning the head of the NAO, Sir Amyas Morse, gave evidence in a joint sitting of the Treasury and Work and Pensions Committees on the Motability scheme. Following which, he said: “I am releasing this statement as it is an unusual set of circumstances. I was called upon by a former Secretary of State … Read more
This Overview summarises the Department’s responsibilities on how it spends its money and its key developments of work.
9 Jan 2019