Scheduled maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance our Council tax and Benefit claim systems will be unavailable between 7pm and 11pm tonight, Wednesday 26 February 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Overview

The UK’s railways support 1.25 billion passenger journeys per year and growing levels of rail freight. Railways connect people to jobs and businesses to markets in a way that’s good for the environment and reduces road congestion.

However, capacity is almost full. The government is proposing to provide this rail capacity though a new High Speed Rail Network. HS2 will reduce Birmingham to London journey times to 49 minutes, and phase two would reduce travel times to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.

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