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Transport & Highways

We maintain the network of highways throughout Staffordshire, with responsibility for roads and footpaths and ensure that all forms of transport across Staffordshire work together.

New rail franchise set to provide a boost to Staffordshire services

Stafford station

A new integrated rail franchise combining HS2 with the West Coast Main Line would provide a boost to Staffordshire’s rail services and the wider economy, the county’s economic growth leader has said. The franchise, announced by the Government today, will be called the West Coast Partnership and is scheduled to start on April 1 2019. The chosen operator would be ...

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Gritters ready for action as winter finally bites

Mark Deaville

Gritting teams are ready to head out across the county for the first time this season with temperatures set to drop over the weekend. The next few days could see temperatures fall to below zero in Staffordshire, meaning the county council’s gritting teams will be working throughout the night to keep the county moving. The fleet of 40 plus gritters ...

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New report sets out high speed rail plans for regions

Train

A new report published by HS2 Limited today sets out its vision for local economies to benefit from the high speed rail project – including a hub in Stafford. In his report “Changing Britain: HS2 taking root”, Sir David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 Limited, said  the “commitment to the link between the HS2 line and the West Coast Main Line ...

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Cyclists and runners urged to be seen at night as clocks set to go back

three people one bike

As the UK’s households prepare to put their clocks back this weekend, cyclists and runners are being reminded to make sure they can be seen when they’re out during the darker evenings. This Sunday the clocks will go back one hour which means sunset on Sunday will be at 4:38pm. With the evenings drawing in and cyclists, runners and walkers ...

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Staffordshire’s spookiest cycling routes revealed

spooky cyclist

Staffordshire’s cyclists can put some spooks in their spokes this Halloween by exploring some of the county’s eeriest cycle routes. Criss-crossing Staffordshire are miles of cycle lanes and national cycleways all of which are used every day by the county’s cycling community. But some routes are shrouded in legend and ghostly encounters and can add a new thrill to an ...

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New bus service to help connect villages between Burntwood, Lichfield and Rugeley

pensioners on bus

People living in rural areas between Burntwood, Lichfield and Rugeley will soon benefit from an on-demand bus service that will pick them up right from their doorstep. The new ‘Rugeley and Lichfield Village Connect’ service will provide door to door journeys for people who have no local bus service or are unable to access local bus services. The service will ...

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Historic Listed Staffordshire bridge opens after year-long restoration

Ferry bridge

An historic Grade 2 Listed footbridge in Burton has opened to walkers and cyclists again after a year-long £1.5million restoration. Ferry Bridge, which crosses the River Trent from the town to Stapenhill, opened in 1889, replacing the ferry service. Staffordshire County Council maintains the bridge and strengthened its piers three years ago. A detailed restoration plan was drawn up by ...

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Motorists advised of A50 overnight full closures at Uttoxeter

Motorists are being advised of overnight full closures of the stretch of the A50 at Uttoxeter this week. The road will be closed in both directions between the Blythe Bridge/Tean roundabout and the B5030 roundabout, including the A522 westbound junction in the early hours of Wednesday October 12 and Thursday October 13. Closures will take place between 1am and 4am, ...

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Road scheme to support major regeneration scheme moves to next phase

A road project which will pave the way to a multi-million pound business and housing development near Burton is taking a step forward with the construction of a new bridge. The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site, ...

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