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News
Stagecoach has agreed to buy FirstGroup’s Barnstaple-based North Devon operations for £2.8m. The business unit will be combined with... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Stagecoach has bought FirstGroup’s North Devon operations for a gross sum of £2.8m. The business unit will be combined with... continue
New Transit
Bus News
FirstGroup is introducing a new ‘customer promise’ in Bristol, Somerset and Avon  which will enable bus users to claim free travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cornwall Council is studying options for playing a bigger part in managing the area’s branch line railways. Under the most radical plans, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Dorset are exploring ways to retain a number of bus routes that will be deregistered less than a year after the operator registered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Three major transport projects in Bristol are likely to be part-funded by the city’s proposed Community Infrastructure Levy. The South Bristol... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways, Bristol
Gavin Smith’s doleful letter on the lack of a rail transport vision in the Greater Bristol area is understandable (Letters LTT 16 Feb). Despite... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS3
The pre-Inquiry meeting into the Transport & Works Act Order for Bristol’s bus rapid transit scheme from Ashton Vale to near Temple Meads... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Profits at Go-Ahead’s deregulated bus operations fell in the six months to December 2011 as a result of higher than expected implementation... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Highways Agency has awarded the first of its new Asset Support Contracts (ASC) to the Atkins Skanska joint venture formed specifically to bid for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Political and business leaders in the south-west of England are calling on the Government to extend rail electrification as far as Plymouth –... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS3
In sleepy North Somerset a minor tragedy is playing out that has large significance for the collective lack of will that is contemporary British... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dorset County Council is to review the bus network in the north of the county because the current network is “financially unsustainable”.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week played down the likelihood of Cornwall Council being given permission to introduce a flat rate charge for concessionary travel on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Dorset County Council is seeking consultancy expertise to advise on a possible permit scheme to manage roadworks in the county. Bournemouth and Poole... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Devon councillors have recommended that the authority looks to reduce the impact of reductions in funding for highway maintenance by giving... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The Department for Transport has published details of the new commercial freedoms available to the winner of the next West Coast franchise. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Political and business leaders in South West England are pressing the Government to improve the A303 into the region. Somerset County Council held a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gloucestershire County Council is considering replacing its outcome-based maintenance contract with a more rigid ‘schedule of rates’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus services across Somerset are to be cut over the coming months as the council seeks a further £3.3m of savings on its public transport... continue
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