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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

Late services and crammed carriages account for nearly half of South West Trains complaints

Nearly half of the complaints about South West Trains in a year were about late services and crammed carriages, it has been revealed. Figures from the Office of Rail and Road showed that they topped the 2015-16 list of passenger complaints to the franchise that covers a large chunk of Surrey. That was despite the share of … Continue reading

Surrey closes in on filling 2,000 apprentice roles

A Surrey County Council drive to create apprenticeships is closing on giving 2,000 young people a leg up on the career ladder in just over three years. The authority launched the apprentice push in July 2012 and by last February more than 1,500 roles had been filled. Now, with National Apprenticeship Week in full swing, … Continue reading

Surrey set to get 819 more pothole-proof roads

Surrey County Council has revealed the 819 pothole-proof roads that are due to be built over the next three years. A total of 177 roads have been lined up to be reconstructed this financial year as part of the council’s Operation Horizon project. Laid end to end with the 143 miles already resurfaced they would … Continue reading

Firms win £1.5 million of contracts on new council website

Contracts worth £1.5 million have been clinched by firms from a new online initiative spearheaded by Surrey County Council. Local businesses have won 31 contracts totalling almost £1.57m just six months after the BuildSurrey website’s launch. Surrey created the site to help firms secure work as part of a pledge to ensure 60% of its … Continue reading

Surrey leader signs business pledge

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge has signed a pledge to work with the Institute of Directors (IoD) to boost business in the county. The two organisations also set out a commitment to seek apprenticeship places for young people close to their home. Mr Hodge signed the agreement with David Seall, chairman of the IoD’s … Continue reading

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