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Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is to convert bus routes 507 (Waterloo-Victoria) and 521 (Waterloo-London Bridge) to entirely electric vehicle operation next... continue
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People are being put off using London’s buses by escalating traffic congestion, Transport for London has admitted. Leon Daniels, TfL’s... continue
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Transport for London has responded to criticisms that the New Bus for London (also known as the ‘Borismaster’) runs purely on diesel... continue
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Leeds City Council is improving the city’s first bus-based park-and-ride site and drawing up plans for a second site.  The council says... continue
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Passenger numbers on  Cambridge’s bus-based park-and-ride services are running 14% below levels seen before a £1 parking charge was... continue
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Secondary stories
Rhodri Clark
A high profile demand responsive bus service focused on a large industrial estate in North Wales will be scrapped and replaced by scheduled services... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup has sold its south Devon bus business to Stagecoach for an undisclosed fee. The sale covers the depot at Plymouth, outstations at... continue
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Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester has launched a 12-week consultation on a long-term transport strategy to 2040. The document is short of new... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The Government has pledged to give Cornwall Council the power to introduce bus franchising by 2018. The pledge is contained in a  devolution... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
TfL is conducting option testing on replacement sites for Victoria Coach Station, which is likely to permanently close in about 2020/21 to allow for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet has approved a £38m package of improvements to the A40 that connects Oxford with Witney to the west,... continue
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Regular news
Nexus’s pioneering plans for a bus Quality Contract Scheme covering Tyne and Wear have been considered by the Quality Contract Scheme (QCS)... continue
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People/people
Lucy Saunders (pictured), a public health specialist at Transport for London, has received the Transport Planner of the Year award for her work on... continue
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People/people
Membership of the House of Commons transport committee is: Louise Ellman (chair, Lab, Liverpool Riverside); Karl McCartney (Con, Lincoln), Mark... continue
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In Passing
News from Cardiff Bay, where the Welsh Government has just announced the launch of a new bus service in North Wales, TrawsCymru route T3. “The... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The Urgenda case may not mean much to many people in the UK yet but if environmental groups get their way, it could have significant implications for... continue
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Viewpoint
Peter Kay
The bus industry (with exceptions!) exhibits a famously poor customer interface, notably its complaint services, which often don’t reply at... continue
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The TAS Partnership has criticised pteg director Jonathan Bray, accusing him of making “playground comments” to the trade press about the... continue
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Lee Baker
FirstGroup said a turnaround in the fortunes of its bus business is on its way in the first trading update of the financial year. Like-for-like... continue
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One million bus lane fines were issued by UK councils last year compared with 321,000 in 2010, according to responses to a Freedom of Information... continue
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