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New train operator improvements “vital for passengers and businesses”

On South Western Railway’s first full day of operations after taking over running the train network covering much of Surrey from South West Trains, Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman said: “With Surrey generating almost £40 billion a year for the UK economy and 130,000 residents going into London daily, this network is vital for … Continue reading

Passengers will feel “angry and frustrated” by rail fares rise

Following today’s news of a 3.6% rise in rail fares in January and a train derailment near Waterloo bringing more disruption for passengers already affected by improvement work at the station, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “With the current disruption of Waterloo services, I can see why many passengers will … Continue reading

VIDEO: The latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives an update on all the latest major work taking place on Surrey’s roads. The video below features news about a scheme starting this month to resurface part of Kingston Road in Leatherhead and a progress report on work taking place on the A22 near South Godstone.

VIDEO: Latest news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides an update on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information on how to plan ahead for this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling events, the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road that began this week, the Project … Continue reading

VIDEO: All the latest major news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the first in a regular series of updates on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information about the major scheme at Runnymede Roundabout and the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road, plus an early reminder to … Continue reading

Major scheme to cut congestion at Runnymede roundabout set to start

A major scheme will get under way this week to cut congestion at one Surrey’s worst traffic blackspots – Runnymede roundabout. Nearly 2.9 million vehicles use the roundabout annually between 8am and 9am and 5pm-6pm on weekdays. That rush-hour figure is expected to rise by around 390,000 by 2031. The roundabout will be widened, resurfaced … Continue reading

Transport for the South East launches to transform travel and enhance economy

Leaders from across the South East have launched an ambitious new partnership to transform the transport network for the travelling public and businesses and to ensure the area remains a driver of the UK economy. Transport for the South East (TfSE) will speak with a single voice on the area’s transport priorities. It will devise … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey leader on savings and better deals

Surrey leader David Hodge used a meeting of Cabinet today to stress the need for the county council to save more than £100 million this financial year alone to balance the budget while also highlighting planned new contracts for carers that will see support provided to an extra 300 young people at no extra cost … Continue reading

Surrey unveils plans to cover Abellio bus routes

Plans have been unveiled by Surrey County Council to award contracts covering Abellio bus routes in a move that will improve services in some areas and save £700,000 annually. A report being considered by Cabinet on Tuesday reveals that nine bus companies are set to cover 22 services Abellio currently run or previously operated in … Continue reading

VIDEO: Pavement Horizon project reaches first anniversary and nearly 56 miles

As Surrey County Council’s Pavement Horizon project reached its first anniversary today, it was revealed that the drive to overhaul footpaths was close to covering 56 miles. New Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp confirmed the progress being made as he checked out work at Oakwood Road in Windlesham. The scheme was launched by John Furey … Continue reading

Surrey leader unveils new Cabinet team

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today unveiled his new Cabinet team. John Furey is the new Deputy Leader with Colin Kemp taking over responsibility for highways. Newly elected county councillor Tim Oliver will cover property and business services and Denise Turner-Stewart will oversee the communities portfolio. Below is a list of the new Cabinet … Continue reading

Walton Bridge used by 30,000 vehicles every weekday

With this month marking five years since work started to lay the foundations for the new Walton Bridge, it has been revealed that thousands more vehicles are using the structure than the crossing it replaced. Around 30,000 vehicles are using the £32 million bridge between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton every weekday, which is 4,000 more than … Continue reading

Drive to build more pothole-proof roads on course to save nearly £14 million

A drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof is also on course to save local taxpayers nearly £14 million – enough to overhaul almost 30 miles for free. The first three years of the project to reconstruct hundreds of miles of roads, which started in 2013, saved nearly £11.4m through striking better deals and improved … Continue reading

Surrey leader urges Chancellor to make “firm commitment” to Crossrail 2

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to signal a “firm commitment” to Crossrail 2 in next Wednesday’s Budget. Last March the National Infrastructure Committee – the independent body advising the government on Britain’s long-term projects – urged ministers to prioritise developing the cross-London train line, which is set to … Continue reading

Pavement Horizon covers the distance from Guildford to Portsmouth

Enough footpaths have already been given the Pavement Horizon treatment to cover the distance from Guildford to Portsmouth by car. Laid end to end, all the work completed by the end of last month would stretch 43 miles – roughly the equivalent of driving from Camberley in west Surrey to Lingfield in the south east of the … Continue reading

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