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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is replacing two subsidised night bus services with taxi-sharing schemes, in order to cut costs. The N7 and N8 ‘Night... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Virgin Rail Group (VRG) has agreed an eight-month extension to the current West Coast rail franchise with the Department for Transport. The contract... continue
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People
The Stagecoach Group has appointed Tim Shoveller (pictured) as new managing director of South West Trains. He will take over from Andy Pitt, who is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Colin Skellett, Wessex Water (LEP Chair), Katherine Bennett, Airbus, Paul Appleby, Bristol Media (Evening Post), Joe McGeehan, Toshiba Research Labs, Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport
The business representatives on the board of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership wish to emphasise the particular importance of the five... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is studying Dorset County Council’s recent comprehensive retendering of public transport contracts to see if it could have best... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jenny Raggett - Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15
I was interested in the letter from Ian Harrison of Devon County Council concerning the South Devon Link Road. Could this scheme be an example of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
The UK’s first ‘open access’ hydrogen-powered vehicle refuelling station has been opened at car manufacturer Honda’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A public transport campaign group in the Bristol area has written to local transport minister Norman Baker urging him to reject the area’s bid... continue
New Transit
People
East Midlands Trains managing director Tim Shoveller is to move to sister Stagecoach company SWT. He will take over as managing director of the... continue
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Products & Services
Mott MacDonald has been appointed design engineer by Bristol City and North Somerset Councils for the £45m South Bristol Link transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ian Harrison - Head of economy and enterprise, Devon County Council, Exeter, Devon, EX2
I was somewhat surprised to find, in Gavin Smith’s Viewpoint article on major transport proposals in Greater Bristol (LTT 9 Sep), some... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Road hauliers have voiced anger at Bath and North East Somerset Council’s (BANES) plan to ban lorries from the key north-south route through... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Major cuts to bus services in Cornwall look likely after the council’s decision last week to slash concessionary fares reimbursement paid to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Dorset County Council has launched an investigation into the  “unprecedented” problems with school transport services provided by... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Gavin Smith - Transport consultant
A major scheme bid for funding a Bristol ‘rapid transit’ system is on its way to Government – again. This time it’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Employers in Bristol face a business rate supplement or a workplace parking levy if the DfT supports three major transport projects in the city.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plymouth City Council has accepted plans to close the city’s airport, after consultants concluded there was no likelihood of operations... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Greater Bristol conurbation this week appointed Halcrow as their term consultant for transport work under a four-year... continue
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People
Nework Rail has appointed Patrick Hallgate as its new route-managing director to lead its devolved business unit on the Western route.  Hallgate... continue
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Technology News
Passengers in Poole, Dorset, can now check bus times by touching their smartphones to tag readers installed in ‘magic bus stops’. The... continue
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