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Local Transport Today
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The UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station has opened in Aberdeen. The facility at the city council’s depot in... continue
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John W E Helm
News that the much-unloved Pacer units are to be replaced by “at least 120” new diesel-powered vehicles in the North of England has taken... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has appointed Arriva to operate the capital’s first all-electric bus route, the 312 service between South Croydon and... continue
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Bus operators in Aberdeen have announced how they will deploy a fleet of ten hydrogen buses, procured for the £19m Aberdeen City Council-led... continue
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The Government has announced a further £32m of support for electric vehicles to 2020. The funding comprises: £15m to continue the... continue
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Hitrans, the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, is commissioning a new study into the potential for rail to transport timber from forestry... continue
Local Transport Today
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Almost half of Scotland’s electric vehicle charging points did not charge a single vehicle in the month of August last year, according to... continue
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The Government is to review the level of grant for electric and other ultra-low emission cars. Since 2011 the Plug-in car grant has offered 25% off... continue
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Local Transport Today
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Electrification of the London Paddington to Oxford line is behind schedule and electric trains may not commence next year as planned, according to... continue
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Low oil prices could undermine already weak demand for electric cars, according to an automotive industry expert. Peter Wells, professor of business... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
FirstGroup is to continue making inflationary increases to bus fares despite the sharp fall in the price of oil. In a trading update for the third... continue
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The European Commission has approved the Government’s proposed rural fuel rebate scheme, which could see the price of fuel cut in 17 parts of... continue
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Bristol is to trial hybrid buses that automatically switch from diesel to electric power when they enter parts of the city with poor air... continue
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Owners of diesel vehicles in the London boroughs of Islington and Hackney will have to pay higher residential parking permit charges, as the councils... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced alarm at the Scottish Government’s plans to fast-track the implementation of low emission... continue
Local Transport Today
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John WE Helm
The Office of Rail Regulation has rejected an application from open access operator GNWR to run services on the West Coast Main Line between London,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Nearly 2.5m new cars were registered in the U.K in 2014 - the most in a calendar year since 2004, before the financial crisis and subsequent... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Parliament and member states have reached agreement on allowing more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries, but not until about... continue
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Delivery of Transpennine rail electrification between Manchester, Leeds and York may have slipped by almost two years, Network Rail documents... continue
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