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Rail News
Andrew Garnett
Stagecoach subsidiary South West Trains is to invest over £2m in regenerative braking technology on 200 of its trains. The first two trains,... continue
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Bus News
Four directors at First’s Devon &?Cornwall bus operations went ‘back to the floor’ for a day last month in a move that aimed to... continue
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In brief
New open access operator Go Co-operative has given details of its planned Yeovil-Midlands service. The not-for-profit operator’s first route... continue
Local Transport Today
News
ACIS has won a £5m contract to supply the real-time information system for Dorset County Council’s Weymouth Showcase scheme, which... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
May Gurney has won a £130m, ten-year contract, which will involve forming a joint venture company (JVC) with Torbay Council to deliver front... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol-Bound rail passengers spending more than £25 on their ticket will be entitled to free  bus travel in the city under a three-month... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has backed stage one of Greater Bristol’s bus rapid transit plan. Transport minister Paul Clark visited Bristol to announce that the... continue
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End of the line
Last month’s story about railway-themed pubs seems to have opened a can of worms. Reader Barney Butterrell has suggested the Old Station Inn in... continue
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News Lead Story
March has seen a steady stream of voter-friendly funding announcements for public transport projects ahead of the coming general election. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Work on building the Twin Sails Bridge could start this month following the DfT’s award of Full Approval status and a capped funding... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The DfT last week announced Full Approval status for Somerset County Council’s ‘Third Way’ project – a new road linking the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Devon County Council is to use the South West’s pump-priming infrastructure fund to help deliver new roads east of Exeter. The South West... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
South Gloucestershire Council has approved plans to allow goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes to use its morning peak high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Traffic Light are being switched off at two junctions in Bristol to see what impact it has on traffic flow and pedestrian perceptions of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A committee of MPs has called on the south-west of England to increase the transparency with which the region prioritises the Regional Funding... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council has approved plans for an area-wide  signed-only 20mph speed limit  in inner South Bristol. A consultation attracted... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Burch has been appointed regional manager for the South West at the Confederation of Passenger Transport, a part-time post, starting on 1 April.... continue
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Projects
Firstgroup has beat off competition from over 78 operators to land a major contract from the Olympic Delivery Authority to operate and co-ordinate... continue
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Projects
Major scheme bids for two Bristol transport improvement packages have been endorsed by the West of England Partnership. The move clears the way for... continue
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In brief
The West of England Partnership authorities are drawing up plans for a ‘smart’ public transport ticketing scheme. The Bristol conurbation... continue
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