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All the latest national transport news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.


The M6 Toll will remain under private ownership following a buyout deal updated

M6 Toll sold to Australian investors

IFM which co-owns Manchester Airport and Anglian Water is behind the deal to keep the toll motorway in private hands

Paul Kehoe will step down as chief executive of Birmingham Airport next month

Birmingham Airport chief executive to step down

Long-serving head Paul Kehoe will focus more on his regional commitments with business bodies following his departure

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station

Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station to improve passenger experience

Virgin Trains teams up with French operator for HS2 bid

SNCF has thrown hat into the ring as battle hots up to run InterCity West Coast franchise and high-speed services

Record month for Birmingham Airport

March was a busy month for the airport as more than 900,000 passengers passed through the terminal

New Solihull service station to create 300 jobs

Latest proposals to build a motorway services south of Birmingham would see 24 acres of land off M42 redeveloped to house 'green' services

Simon Kirby is leaving HS2 to join Rolls-Royce

HS2 chief to join Rolls-Royce

Simon Kirby steps down from project to connect Birmingham and London with high-speed rail line

Graphic of Bordesley Circus roundabout showing where accidents have occurred

Birmingham roundabout is one of Britain's most dangerous

New data reveals city's six most perilous roundabouts - and one of them is the second worst in the country

CGI of DX's revised plans for a new distribution hub in South Staffordshire

Delivery firm DX outlines new vision for logistics hub

South Staffordshire site will eventually employ around 850 people as DX submits revised plans for new development

Motorists can expect heavy traffic this coming weekend

West Midlands motorists warned over bumper bank holiday traffic

RAC says it expects more than double the number of road journeys to be made this coming long weekend than during the 2015 August bank holiday

From left: Coun Richard Worrall, London Midland managing director Patrick Verwer, Transport for West Midlands managing director Laura Shoaf, Coun Roger Lawrence and London Midland commercial director Richard Brooks

London Midland signs new transport partnership

Rail operator says it will work with new body Transport for West Midlands to deliver more improvements to local services

Cab comparison app Karhoo launches in Birmingham today

Taxi comparison app Karhoo launches in Birmingham

New tool allows customers to compare fares from different operators in the city and book rides

Patrick Verwer, managing director of London Midland

London Midland boss vows to focus on passengers

Head of West Midlands franchise operator says company wants to be more passenger friendly as it introduces 'shopping list' of changes in run up to franchise award

Tom O'Dell, Aldermore

Aldermore drives growth with £1m funding deal

Solihull logistics firm adds more than 60 vehicles to its fleet after securing a new invoice finance facility with challenger bank Aldermore

Black Country road improvement work to start

Troublesome junction on busy road to undergo work to improve lot for cyclists and also unlock six housing development sites

The Roundhouse will be restored as a new leisure and enterprise hub

Birmingham landmark The Roundhouse to be reborn

Listed building which was considered 'at risk' by English Heritage will be transformed into a hub for leisure and enterprise and focal point for canal network

Vow to listen to West Coast Main Line commuters' concerns

Government pledge after it published controversial plans to cut services to West Midlands locations

Blue Air is launching extra routes out of Birmingham

New Romania routes from Birmingham Airport

Eastern European carrier launches three times weekly flights to Romania's second largest city

Map of a planned new rail freight interchange in South Staffordshire

West Midlands rail hub launches consultation

  • M6

Early design options to be opened for public scrutiny at series of events to outline how major transport hub in South Staffordshire could look

Sketch of plans for a 178-bedroom hotel at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport hotel set for green light

Planning chiefs expected to approve development of fifth hotel at transport hub

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