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Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP @grantshapps Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Welwyn Hatfield MP and Secretary of State for Transport

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Also please don't forget that you MUST self-isolate (quarantine) when returning from a non-exempt country, or face… https://t.co/npa8sj96KEWe will not be adding any destinations to the Travel Corridor list this week. Remember: You MUST complete a Passeng… https://t.co/2eRQdYpQTaData shows we need to remove DENMARK, SLOVAKIA, ICELAND, and CURACAO from the Travel Corridor list. If you arrive i… https://t.co/hvnkCpffcQPleased to see the first phase of the new £80m sea wall 🌊at Dawlish completed by @networkrail. Part of our ambitiou… https://t.co/dZ0WNQGfj2An important way for us to protect ourselves in Welwyn Hatfield and beyond. Please download today so we can keep ea… https://t.co/9QSRuqrRuU
9/24
2020
We know most people are wearing face coverings in taxis, but to provide consistency across public transport & furth… https://t.co/R03VOGRusN
9/22
2020
@AlastairBruce_ Spot on. I have two flags to hand, both transport related. One is the familiar maritime Red Ensign,… https://t.co/K7MW6F1Dr4
9/21
2020
A reminder that travellers to the UK (from ANY location) MUST complete a Passenger Locator Form by law. This is vit… https://t.co/MSgFC5GMeUSeparately, we will be adding SINGAPORE and THAILAND to the Travel Corridor list. Please check before you travel as… https://t.co/ebteIQ0CadLatest data shows we need to remove SLOVENIA and GUADELOUPE from the Travel Corridor list to keep everyone safe. Th… https://t.co/ap0l65MZzF
9/17
2020
I've been meeting with @NetworkRail to see how Anti-viral spray on touch points like handrails prevents… https://t.co/X0j3eoCfQo
9/16
2020
Earlier this year we worked with @DailyMailUK to honour veteran @CaptainTomMoore with a Spitfire flypast. The… https://t.co/yZO95ifiRj53k new UK electric vehicles registered during first half of yr - impressive 73% increase on 2019🚘🔌 With more pu… https://t.co/neUD9EsdgEI’ve instructed @NetworkRail & @HighwaysEngland to clear up graffiti & litter and deep clean our network to increas… https://t.co/2DgRRgGZZX
9/15
2020
Building on the success of #WorldEVDay it’s impressive to see this vision of the future of service stations ⚡🚘 With… https://t.co/lP1zRRue6C
9/14
2020
The brilliant Sparks Community Cafe has re-opened in #Hatfield today (Sat) after six months of closure. Run by the… https://t.co/jkksI9Ts66
9/12
2020
Every second counts in Search & Rescue and drones could make all the difference – great work from @MCA_media on UK… https://t.co/0CkOpBeMsM
9/11
2020
With over 18,000 electric charging points throughout the country, there has never been a better time to make the sw… https://t.co/Cdn51Xfvel
Retweeted by Rt Hon Grant Shapps MPAll travellers returning to the UK MUST complete a Passenger Locator Form by law. This is vital in protecting publi… https://t.co/bl69tnUx2rThis week, SWEDEN has been ADDED to the Travel Corridors list. If you arrive In England from Sweden, you will NOT n… https://t.co/SBlnuWhaCzThrough enhanced data we now have the capability to assess islands separate to their mainland countries. If you arr… https://t.co/qDGxzcEPfUData shows we need to remove PORTUGAL (minus the AZORES and MADEIRA), HUNGARY, FRENCH POLYNESIA and REUNION from th… https://t.co/c4fvCVNJoUThe fantastic Sparks Cafe, which helps to support the great work of @ResolveCharity, is reopening on Saturday 12th… https://t.co/5Hyzt4TZfoI’ve published the interim rail resilience report from @networkrail following tragic events in Stonehaven. We will… https://t.co/pYlpqGcv7P
9/10
2020
Londoners have waited too long for #HammersmithBridge to be fixed so they can get on with their journeys. That's wh… https://t.co/Qjd2u2mLbSI’m delighted to announce £12m in funding to propel ground-breaking electric vehicle research projects which could… https://t.co/nhwMMvCkjt
9/9
2020
We are removing LESVOS, TINOS, SERIFOS, MYKONOS, CRETE, SANTORINI and ZAKYNTHOS. This will help keep infection rate… https://t.co/1GL7kZZ9OAUsing our newly acquired JBC data and systems, we are now in a position to remove only the Greek islands where holi… https://t.co/wTraXJvt6uNew scientific capability & capacity now means we can take a more targeted approach to travel corridors, giving Eng… https://t.co/yXP0THkAzr
9/7
2020
Hatfield resident Ian Miller was due to be running the London Marathon for @GreatOrmondSt. Despite it not taking pl… https://t.co/nV98PVplq7Electric Vehicles now nearly 5% of UK market share 👇 With new reg plates and our world-leading £2.5bn programme to… https://t.co/Q3mVIzLUjTEarly start this morning, but a smooth 3 train journey with very high face covering compliance all round. https://t.co/W9DmRMxasyInnovations like this on @thetrainline and similar apps are providing really helpful information on social distanci… https://t.co/r85dP6v6bR
9/4
2020
Travel Corridor factors taken into account by JBC & Ministers inc: COVID-19 prevalence; level & rate of change; ext… https://t.co/1hWUh8fsL7We continue to keep the Travel Corridor list under constant review & won't hesitate to remove countries if needed.… https://t.co/OnldLXer8TGood luck to WGC resident Emily Walters as she embarks on a ration challenge to raise money for Syrian refugees to… https://t.co/tR1NJqvC5BHere's my message to our amazing unsung heroes at sea on #MerchantNavyDay - thank you. https://t.co/8r096FG99K
9/3
2020
I have received @networkrail's interim report on rail network resilience following the tragic accident in Stonehave… https://t.co/ekfAsxsL2fUnless you're exempt remember to wear a face covering 😷 when using transport, including taxis + car-sharing. Lates… https://t.co/v7pWjPsQjn
9/1
2020
I know parking spaces can be limited, but pavement parking can be extremely dangerous, putting disabled people and… https://t.co/wXZBng1f42
8/31
2020
In addition to fixing roads during lockdown, today I’ve announced a first-of-its-kind pothole mapping project, work… https://t.co/8Gd0Yq2D1O
8/28
2020
The decision on whether to add or remove a country is carefully made after research from the Joint Biosecurity Cent… https://t.co/PFsHJT6bUNQuarantining on return from a non-Travel Corridor country is a legal requirement and you commit a criminal offence… https://t.co/Z7ZLYVVAyGData also shows we can now add Cuba to those countries INCLUDED in Travel Corridors. As with all air bridge countri… https://t.co/S873nKIXKMData shows we need to remove the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland from our list of #Coronavirus Travel Corri… https://t.co/f97RJihOZG
8/27
2020
The Stonehaven crash is a tragedy from which we must learn lessons. These @networkrail taskforces are a step towar… https://t.co/Xmumd2b7iD
8/26
2020
Fun day out with the family? 😎☀️   Don’t forget to pack your face covering, hand sanitiser and remember to keep you… https://t.co/ec1gKp6opj
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8/24
2020
Huge welcome to @darrenshirley who'll be leading my new Acceleration Unit to speed up our mission to build back bet… https://t.co/Sqayqa47ax
8/22
2020
I've launched an 'Acceleration Unit' to speed up delivery of road & rail projects. We're taking lessons from buildi… https://t.co/B2R8pDwl1POn budget and 8 months AHEAD of schedule! How did this megaproject get completed so quickly? And how can we repeat… https://t.co/cy4DMtqR2n
8/21
2020
(2 of 2) The testing regime and test positivity; the extent to which cases can be accounted for by a contained outb… https://t.co/ophhlGb2ZVA range of factors taken into account when JBC & Ministers assess Travel Corridors - including but not limited to:… https://t.co/opfpaqtw1UData also shows we can now add Portugal to those countries INCLUDED in Travel Corridors. As with all air bridge cou… https://t.co/axGTJLktusData shows we need to remove Croatia, Austria and Trinidad & Tobago from our list of #coronavirus Travel Corridors… https://t.co/yESwnyoMwU
8/20
2020
Today at #Cambridge station I joined railway workers across the country for a minute’s silence at 9:43am to remembe… https://t.co/5eFHjRr56PRoad deaths have fallen to around 1,700 per annum but then stalled. Automated technology could make driving safer,… https://t.co/MD6d5bDPHb
8/19
2020
Face covering use across public transport ~90% last week. Some of remaining have medical exemptions. Cumulative en… https://t.co/Jp9qTs4eC8
8/16
2020
75 years ago, brave men and women from many nations stood together in the Far East to bring an end to the Second Wo… https://t.co/MoSmCRH8vf
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8/15
2020
Data shows we need to remove France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos & Aruba from our list of… https://t.co/3HErtnvV0UAs part of today's visit to #Stonehaven, I've ordered an immediate resilience review from @networkrail of areas hit… https://t.co/yhJNIt4p31Today I visited the #Stonehaven derailment & witnessed the catastrophic rail scene from the air. I met & thanked… https://t.co/1oSs3zOm5cThat fatal derailments are so rare only deepens the sense of shock and sadness about those who lost their lives and… https://t.co/azNS0gki0y
8/13
2020
Just met urgently with @networkrail for a briefing on Stonehaven derailment. British Transport Police & Network Rai… https://t.co/wXe3iOQMhsChallenging times ahead but good to know that in these difficult times 14,700 jobs have been protected in Welwyn Ha… https://t.co/aaD2NdOVBw
8/12
2020
Congrats to @My_Metro who are celebrating their 40th anniversary in Tyne and Wear today. The Metro has played an im… https://t.co/8hbh7PAk90
8/11
2020
I note Churchill sent his famous 'Brevity Memo' on 9th August 1940. As anyone who works in government (and I suspec… https://t.co/o4db6dr8P9
8/9
2020
We’re asking everyone to cycle & walk where they can 🚲🚶 and that includes students when they return to school next… https://t.co/880m17DliE
8/8
2020
Tonight I'm announcing up to £256 million of further funding for our #bus and #tram services in order to help peopl… https://t.co/dkkK8LA67G
8/7
2020
Data shows that we are now able to add BRUNEI and MALAYSIA to the Government’s Travel Corridor list following a dec… https://t.co/gdTgCDZIuqData shows we need to remove Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas from our list of #coronavirus Travel Corridors in ord… https://t.co/ohl4D2TCGL
8/6
2020
Cycling numbers continue to benefit from the warm weather – our latest weekly transport data shows cycling was at 1… https://t.co/r84kuJU5xy
8/5
2020
QUICK REMINDER: Unless you’re exempt, wearing a face covering on public transport is mandatory. Overall 90% complia… https://t.co/bxnadCYBOG
8/3
2020
With fine weather this w/end, remember to cycle or walk 🚴🚶where you can to reduce pressure on public transport. If… https://t.co/ohOgXhTGrfLondon can get the leadership it needs with @ShaunBaileyUK as mayor. Watch his powerful story here: https://t.co/iVZv7go619
7/31
2020
Unfortunately the latest Luxembourg data shows an increase in #COVID19 cases meaning the country will be removed fr… https://t.co/GFC6hws72a @ProfKarolSikora No, lots of detailed data analysed by the Joint Biosecurity Centre. Out of interest, here's the… https://t.co/0MI3iCG8lH
7/30
2020
Spain’s latest #Coronavirus data, covering the weekend reveals 6,361 new cases (their peak was 9,100 last March). I… https://t.co/bXUr4fBp6v
7/29
2020
Following the unexpectedly rapid rise in Spain's #coronavirus cases, I held a video call with UK airlines + our Amb… https://t.co/iap0i1CDR6
7/26
2020
Slow, unreliable WiFi on-the-move isn't good enough. So as transport starts up again we're funding tech research to… https://t.co/oTj26794Ci1 year anniversary since becoming Transport Secretary & was taking a look at Rapid Electric Vehicle chargepoint pro… https://t.co/KRzy49GOGUGood news for holidaymakers and travel operators - several more countries now added to the OFFICIAL list of Air Bri… https://t.co/olnoBkR8uY
7/24
2020
We're determined to accelerate infrastructure improvements across the country - so today I've announced £600m to up… https://t.co/vpkHMzdXEC
7/23
2020
Chaired first #JetZeroCouncil earlier today, along with @AlokSharma_RDG. Our aim is to work with aviation & aerospa… https://t.co/eSg8kqBMNo
7/22
2020
Simple, accessible bathroom facilities can be life-changing for people like Zack. Today’s new funding means that th… https://t.co/zGDhwdQFEcHolidaymakers can now book ATOL-protected package holidays with greater confidence thanks to a Government backed gu… https://t.co/qr5ku1uBIr
7/19
2020
If you live in Welwyn Hatfield then I'd really like to hear your views as a constituent. Your opinion on local and… https://t.co/Y2V6fE1ZFFI'm pleased to announce plans to look into how we re-open the #QueensburyTunnel; we'll provide funding to… https://t.co/z0mfUpWFWE
7/15
2020
I'll be chairing a fascinating conference on automated logistics today. Plan is to create greener, quieter, more re… https://t.co/5tGOOwoKjQ
7/14
2020
REMINDER: unless exempt, wearing a face-covering is MANDATORY on public transport. Compliance rate near 90% with… https://t.co/4oyLkEWq0M
7/9
2020
Great to catch up with Hatfield based @Ocado and to hear how they’ve been coping with the Coronavirus outbreak. Kee… https://t.co/iRO1I6kO4M @nickshanks Yes!Just finished chairing our first ever Net Zero Transport Board. This expert group contains the brains & experience… https://t.co/hbbWwsCwkB
7/8
2020
Here's the first of 1,000 new @vauxhall zero-emission vans 🌱 🚘 helping to underline our place as a world-leader in… https://t.co/TB9q3r1xik
7/7
2020
Happy 72nd birthday to the #NHS. Thank you to our #PublicTransport workers for keeping the network going to support… https://t.co/CvDDMpGbvE
7/5
2020
Air Bridges (international travel corridors) will allow travel to England without 14-day quarantine from 10 July fr… https://t.co/3GJzExmYlpGreat to hear that Campus West Library in WGC is one of the first in Herts due to offer its new collection service.… https://t.co/T5rR6HQezwI'll be publishing a list of 'Air Bridge' countries today in time for summer holidays - removing the need to quaran… https://t.co/2t6j36RuYm
7/3
2020
Well done to WGC based Lee Downes as his app Dad AF continues to go from strength-to-strength. Dad AF is a digital… https://t.co/J08zMD2fyQTo cut road delays & jams 🚗 🚲 🚶🏻‍♂️ just as the country starts to get moving again, Street Manager has gone live to… https://t.co/751WnGYkyi
7/2
2020
As the country cautiously moves out of lockdown, it's good to see @NationalExpress resuming coach services 🚍 by dep… https://t.co/C5ujkMIuxW
7/1
2020

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