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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is preparing to introduce CCTV-based bus lane enforcement this summer. Enforcement is currently conducted in two ways, parking... continue
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People
Divene Anderson has joined Stagecoach’s South Wales and West bus operations as marketing assistant. She will support the development and... continue
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In Passing
The problem of urban public transport has finally been solved. Yes, all operators and local authorities have to do to get more people on the bus is... continue
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Media Monitor
Up to 100 staff from Bristol and Somerset who work in administrative roles with bus operator First Bus have been told their jobs are at... continue
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Media Monitor
Transport group says it will go to arbitration if legal dispute with government over contract payments due from South West Trains is not resolved. ... continue
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Media Monitor
Transport group says it will go to arbitration if legal dispute with government over contract payments due from South West Trains is not resolved. ... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tony Russell has been appointed transport charity Sustrans’ transport engineering manager, a part-time post based in the organisation’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Swindon have approved plans to replace the small number of fixed speed cameras on borough roads with vehicle activated signs (VAS)... continue
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People
Train operator First Great Western’s “star employee”, Wayne Spence, has received an MBE for going the extra mile for... continue
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Rail News
London Midland and South West Trains have advertised for expressions of interest to supply up to 300 new trains. The SWT order would be for between... continue
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Rail News
The Department for Transport has backed plans to upgrade the Swindon-Kemble rail line despite funding for the £40m project being rejected by... continue
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In brief
Meera Rambissoon
Avon Valley Railway celebrates 35 years As the Avon Valley Railway celebrates 35 years, and the Mangotsfield to Bath branch line upon which it is... continue
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In brief
Meera Rambissoon
Rail watchdog seeks franchise report to end carriage famine The government came under further pressure to reform the system of rail franchises... continue
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Media Monitor
Meera Rambissoon
Falling passengers and £1bn debt hit rail station caterer Britain's largest owner of railway food and beverage outlets is in talks with its... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The table below sets out this regions’ spending priorities over the RFA1/2 period.  The start date refers to the first year in which the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency is to switch-off street lights between midnight and 5am on six stretches of motorway, a move that the HA says will cut carbon... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A range of innovative road safety measures being planned as part of the DfT-funded rural road safety demonstration project were presented to the... continue
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Business Comment
Shortly after First won the Great Western franchise it agreed technical changes to its contract and in return received a unique reward. The franchise... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
South West Trains has denied accusations from the RMT that it fought a “dirty campaign” to head off strikes in a dispute over plans to... continue
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In brief
First has drawn criticism for a series of cuts planned to services in and around Bath and Bristol. The operators has announced the move in an effort... continue
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