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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Nexus is to consult on changes to its bus Quality Contract proposals, including replacing plans for three big multi-vehicle contracts with smaller,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Middlesbrough Council is to continue a free parking policy in council-owned town centre car parks after retailers attributed higher sales to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Real-time information about the weather and hazards such as floods is to be integrated with real-time information for transport systems in a project... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Train operator Abellio has launched bike hire facilities at more than 40 stations across its three franchises – Northern Rail, Greater Anglia... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston PL20
Critical to the debate around the relative merits of a bus Quality Contract and a partnership in Tyne & Wear is the content and enforceability of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Great North Eastern Railway has submitted plans to the Office of Rail Regulation for an hourly open access high-speed service on the East Coast Main... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More detail has emerged of how the new Northern and TransPennine rail franchises will be managed by a partnership of the DfT and the 33 local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bike hire schemes could be revived in Oxford and the University of Sunderland following the demise of the original schemes late last year when the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northumberland County Council is to scrap parking charges in most council-owned car parks from April. Free parking was an election pledge of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has shortlisted three bidders for the new East Coast franchise, which is scheduled to commence in February 2015. The shortlist is: East Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
PUBLIC SPENDING on bus services in Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear is under pressure after councils agreed tough levies for transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are urging the Government to drop plans to call the area’s Combined Authority the ‘Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
James Farnell-Smith has been appointed head of heavy rail at Nexus, a new post. Farnell-Smith, 27, previously managed Nexus’s operating... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has shortlisted First Group, Keolis/Eurostar and Stagecoach/Virgin to submit detailed bids to run new East Coast services from next year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Graham Grant has been appointed a transport and development specialist/advisor at Newcastle City Council, moving from Tyne and Wear Integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffs
Whilst the staff of Nexus digest all the responses to their Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) consultation, three major points that occur to me... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is to lengthen the A1 Lobley Hill to Dunston improvement scheme in the North East, which was announced in the autumn statement last year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick Forbes, Leader, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle NE1
It is inaccurate and misleading to claim that Newcastle City Council has given the bus Quality Contract Scheme a “lukewarm reception”... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The revised Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) submitted by operators to Nexus last week includes: smart multi-modal, multi-operator and single... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Consultation ended last week on plans by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, to introduce a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) in... continue
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