18 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
What should be our priorities for appraisal reform, asks DfT

What should be our priorities for appraisal reform, asks DfT

Andrew Forster

The DfT is consulting on priorities for the next round of... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

TPS principles champion planners’ integrity

A set of principles to guide the behaviour of transport planners has been published by the Transport Planning Society.  Writing this week’s Viewpoint column, Keith Buchan, the Society’s director of director of skills, says: “The principles are part of the process of making... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
NIC explores rail to road freight switch

NIC explores rail to road freight switch

The National Infrastructure Commission is asking consultants to assess the benefits of shifting freight from road to rail, and from rail to road.   The... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Electric double deckers for capital

Sixty-eight electric double-decker buses have been ordered for London. The vehicles will operate on two routes run by Metroline from Barnet to central London. Optare will supply 31 all-electric double deck buses for Route 134 running from North Finchley bus station to Tottenham Court Road to start... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Lincs bus market ‘too fragile’ to support Bus Act powers

Lincs bus market ‘too fragile’ to support Bus Act powers

Andrew Forster

Lincolnshire’s bus market is too fragile to... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL invites bids to run DRT trials

Transport for London is inviting expressions of interest in its trial of demand responsive public transport operations in outer London (LTT 03 Apr). The deadline for responses is 5 July. Trials could operate on a set route or in a defined area, and are expected to run from January to December next... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Stagecoach seeks politicians’ help

Stagecoach’s regional bus companies have written to politicians – including MPs, MSPs and local councillors – across the UK to highlight the impact of traffic congestion on its operations. The companies are offering to meet with elected members “to talk through the local... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

All change at Bus Users UK

Bus Users UK has become a registered charity, with a new mission to “bring people and communities together through socially inclusive transport”. It has appointed two new board members, Jennie Martin, who joins as a director, and Ben Colson MBE as chair. Martin has been secretary... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Council re-runs tender for popular bus route

Rutland County Council is re-running a tender process for a popular bus route after the first process became mired in confusion.  The Rutland Flyer 1 service links Melton Mowbray and Corby via Oakham and carried 127,200 passengers in 2017/18. The council launched a new tender for the route in... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
London-wide byelaw explored to regulate dockless bike hire

London-wide byelaw explored to regulate dockless bike hire

Andrew Forster

A London-wide byelaw to manage dockless bike share... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Urbo exits London’s bike share market

Dockless bike hire firm Urbo is quitting London just months after starting operations.  A statement on the Irish company’s website says: “We regret to inform you that, from 4 July, Urbo will no longer be providing shared bike services in the London boroughs of Enfield, Waltham... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Autonomous vehicles ‘could weaken case for roundabouts’

Autonomous vehicles ‘could weaken case for roundabouts’

Andrew Forster

Roundabouts could be replaced by signalised junctions... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Permit schemes reviewed

Permit schemes for managing roadworks and utility works have helped reduce disruption for road users, according to a report by consultants Ecorys and Open Road Associates for the DfT. The authors report a reduction in the duration of works compared to the alternative noticing regime, and fewer... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Westminster pulls the plug on Khan’s vision for Oxford Street

Westminster pulls the plug on Khan’s vision for Oxford Street

Andrew Forster

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s plan to transform Oxford... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Legal challenge to cycle superhighway

Westminster City Council has applied for a judicial review to halt TfL’s construction of Cycle Superhighway 11 between Swiss Cottage and central London.  TfL announced in May that it plans to start work on the Swiss Cottage part of the scheme next month (LTT 11 May). Swiss Cottage lies... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Cycle Cities share £7m

The DfT has awarded £7.1m to six of England’s eight Cycle Ambition Cities for further measures to improve conditions for cycling.  Cambridgeshire County Council has been awarded £550,000 to help install a ‘Dutch-style’ roundabout in Cambridge.  The Fendon... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail industry urged to pilot Swiss approach to timetabling

Andrew Forster

The Government should create a Strategic Timetabling Authority to plan the rail timetable and settle disputes about priorities, a timetabling expert has said.   Jonathan Tyler of consultant Passenger Transport Networks says the current rail timetable is full of irregularities and poor... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT explores ways to cut Cross Country franchise overcrowding

Reducing overcrowding is the Government’s top priority for the next Cross Country trains franchise. The current Cross Country (XC) franchise, operated by DB-owned Arriva, is due to expire in late 2019 but can be extended by up to one year. Consultation on the specification for the new... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Passenger numbers fall on rail

Passenger numbers on franchised rail services fell last year for the first time since 2009/10, according to the Office of Rail and Road. Estimated journeys in 2017/18 dropped 1.4 per cent to 1.708bn, following a slowing in the rate of growth over the previous three years. Last year’s fall has... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail service disruption continues

Emergency timetables introduced earlier this month have failed to end train service cancellations on the Northern and Thameslink franchises. Northern’s emergency timetable for services in the north-west of England is in place from 4 June to 31 July with bus replacements on some lines. Open... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

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