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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Swanage Railway in Dorset is planning to become an open access train operator in order to run services between Swanage, the terminus of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Jenny Raggett
In the late-1980s the fringes of Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and Yate were being covered with a brave new landscape of distributor roads,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A multi-operator travelcard for bus services in the West of England partnership area is to be launched in September. The Avon Rider day ticket will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Bristol have approved the city-wide roll-out of 20mph signed-only speed limits to cover 90% of the city’s road network. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach HAS announced the launch of new services in North Devon as FirstGroup announced it is to cease operating in the area. Stagecoach is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Higher frequency local rail services in and around Bristol and Exeter and the re-opening of two railway lines to passengers could feature in the new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Transport announced a £4.5bn investment in new trains with the award of a contract to finance, build and maintain new intercity... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
SOUTH?GLOUCESTERSHIRE council is to set aside just under a fifth of its annual capital maintenance budget for local area forums to decide how and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is to spend £1m improving the pedestrian and cycling environment at a notorious roundabout close to the city centre.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given final approval for three local major transport schemes: Bath and North East Somerset’s £26.9m Bath transportation... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has responded to reports naming seven of its bus businesses as up for sale by stating that opportunities for disposals are being... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Dan Okey as a regional associate in its transport planning team for the South West, based in Exeter.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David George, Kent County Council’s bus rapid transit manager, is joining Steer Davies Gleave to lead delivery of bus rapid transit in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Faster rail journey times between London and Swansea can be achieved without building a brand new high-speed line, according to a report published... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two new forms of ‘smart’ public transport ticket are to be trialled in South West England. The West of England partnership authorities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bath and North East Somerset Council is to commission a study of a new rail station at Saltford, between Bath and Bristol Temple Meads. The council... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport Secretary Justine Greening may block Bath and North East Somerset Council’s plan for a lorry ban on the A36 through Bath. BANES had... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Joe Lynch, Liskeard, Cornwall
Having won the first Regional Technology Maintenance Contract I trust that Balfour Beatty will be more culturally sensitive than the caption to your... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS4
The ongoing Transport and Works Act Order inquiry into Bristol’s ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ scheme is coming up with more than the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils in the far south-west of England could team up to manage local rail services. Devon County Council has raised the possibility of creating... continue
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