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Milestones

2000

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

2001

CTRL section two begins 12 major road schemes let London Mayor publishes transport strategy

December: first tranche of multimodal studies completed

2002

West Coast Main Line modernisation under way Work begins on Thameslink 2000 Six major road schemes let Sunderland Metro opens

2003

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.

2004

Deterioration of local roads arrested

2005

40 major roads schemes begun during the decade either under way or completed

2006

Thameslink 2000 and East London Line extensions completed Completion of all three Manchester Metrolink extensions

2007

Major road widening begins Strategic route bypasses come on steam

2008

Completion of new East Thames river crossings for road and rail

2009

East Coast Main Line upgrade completed

2010

Great Western Mainline upgrade completed Elimination of backlog in local road maintenance Delivery of Crossrail

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