July: Local authorities submit fiveyear Local Transport Plans
Autumn: London Mayor publishes draft transport strategy for London
November: Shadow Strategic Rail Authority publishes Strategic Plan 15 major road schemes let
CTRL section two begins 12 major road schemes let London Mayor publishes transport strategy
December: first tranche of multimodal studies completed
West Coast Main Line modernisation under way Work begins on Thameslink 2000 Six major road schemes let Sunderland Metro opens
CTRL section one completed Train Protection & Warning System installed Variable message signs installed at all strategic points on national roads and at interchanges with other transport modes Local road schemes approved in December 2000 come on stream.
Nottingham Express Transit opens Integrated transport online information service launched.
Deterioration of local roads arrested
40 major roads schemes begun during the decade either under way or completed
Thameslink 2000 and East London Line extensions completed Completion of all three Manchester Metrolink extensions
Major road widening begins Strategic route bypasses come on steam
Completion of new East Thames river crossings for road and rail
East Coast Main Line upgrade completed
Great Western Mainline upgrade completed Elimination of backlog in local road maintenance Delivery of Crossrail