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Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
Transport
Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Transport
Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.
Transport

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

Transport
Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.

News

Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

Transport
220,000 learner drivers have a new-style test booked after the changes are introduced on December 4

220,000 learner drivers prepare to take the new-look test

More than 220,000 learner drivers are preparing to take the new driving test - with changes including following directions from a sat nav.

Transport

VIDEO: CCTV of thieves stealing a vehicle without the key by using a relay box

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.
Transport
Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements.

Transport
The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin.
Transport
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

Transport
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
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The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

Transport
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

Environment
A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Transport
Travellers on the Asda car park off Atherleigh Way,  Leigh last night

Travellers check out supermarket for new home

Travellers have made a supermarket car park their latest home in the borough.
Transport
Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

Transport
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Transport
HS2

Town is forgotten by HS2

A town in the borough is fast becoming “forgotten" by HS2, according to its MP.
Transport
A previous RMT protest outside Wigan Wallgate

Rail and bus strike woes

Bus and rail passengers will be left feeling the effects of strike action across Wigan today.

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