11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Notts introduces traffic survey permits

Companies conducting traffic surveys on local authority roads in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will have to obtain a permit in future.  The two councils are the latest to join a traffic survey permits scheme administered by Leicestershire County Council.   Leicestershire introduced the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Bus reliance ‘may hold back city economies’

The economic performance of big cities such as Birmingham may be being hampered by their reliance on buses and lack of good rail infrastructure.  The CityMetric website, an arm of the left-leaning New Statesmen magazine, says many factors influence a city’s economic performance but in... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Halt to Notts unitary plan welcomed

Nottingham City Council has welcomed Nottinghamshire’s decision to pause work on local government re-organisation. Nottinghamshire’s leader Kay Cutts announced in December she was withdrawing an outline business case for a single unitary county from the council meeting, saying the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Birmingham flyover to be torn down in plan to revitalise area

Andrew Forster

A flyover on a major radial road in the north of Birmingham... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
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HE to test simulation software

The Transport Systems Catapult is commissioning research to support Highways England’s incident management and operational planning.  The winning tender will develop a simulation and visualisation platform to support decision-making at HE’s West Midlands Regional Control Centre,... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

East Midlands Parkway: let down by a ridiculous timetable

Julian Peddle Ipswich IP8

It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that East Midlands Parkway station is only producing half the numbers predicted in its business case (‘East Mids Parkway undershoots forecast’ LTT 01 Feb). Ever since it opened it has provided two trains per hour to London but throughout its... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Four shortlisted for Midland Metro trams

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has shortlisted four tram manufacturers to supply up to 50 vehicles for extensions to the West Midlands Metro network. They are: Alstom (France), Bombardier (Canada), CAF (Spain), and Škoda (the Czech Republic). Seven suppliers responded to the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

East Mids Trains contract extended

Stagecoach has been awarded a five-month extension for the East Midlands Trains franchise. The contract had been due to end on 2 March but will now run until at least 18 August. The extension will ensure the smooth transition to the new franchise, currently being tendered by the DfT... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
NCP rolls out ANPR payment system for Greater Anglia station car parks

NCP rolls out ANPR payment system for Greater Anglia station car parks

NCP is working with Greater Anglia to roll out automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology across 20 rail station car parks. The car park operator says its aim is to give customers greater control over how and when they pay for their parking by removing the need for... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Man jailed for knocking parking officer's teeth out

A man who kicked a civil enforcement officer (CEO) in the head, knocking out three of his teeth, has been jailed for 20 months. Grant Saville received a penalty charge notice for parking in a disabled bay without displaying a Blue Badge on The Strand in Longton, Staffordshire, on 19 August. Saville... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

We were unfairly blamed for station opening delay, says NR

Andrew Forster

An inquiry into why a new railway station in Warwickshire opened more than a year late has raised questions about how local authority-promoted rail projects are best delivered.  Network Rail says it was unfairly blamed for the delay to opening the £13.2m station at Kenilworth. It says... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
East Mids Parkway undershoots forecast

East Mids Parkway undershoots forecast

Passenger numbers at East Midlands Parkway station are less than half those forecast in the business case that justified its construction, data from... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Campaign opposes Birmingham CAZ

The Alliance of British Drivers has launched a campaign against Birmingham City Council’s proposed Class D charging Clean Air Zone, which will see charges imposed on cars, taxis, vans, buses and lorries that do not meet minimum emission standards (LTT 18 Jan). "The daily charges are unlikely... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

EV car club trialled in Solihull

An electric car-sharing scheme is being set up in Solihull as part of the EU-funded project, InclusivEV. Car club operator E-Car Club will supply 18  Renault ZOEs and work with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Solihull Community Housing. The project aims to test business cases to... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Low cost trackform for Coventry VLR

The University of Warwick is inviting bids for the supply of a low-cost trackform for the proposed Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) project. The trackform must deliver a “step change reduction” in light rail installation costs. “The objective is to identify novel structures that... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Parking firms eye West Midlands Park & Ride contract

West Midlands Combined Authority is to host a suppliers day to discuss plans to introduce car park charges across park-and-ride sites in the conurbation. The chosen system must allow cashless payment with credit/debit cards and WMCA’s Swift system. ... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Legality of Birmingham’s delay to NO2 compliance questioned

Legality of Birmingham’s delay to NO2 compliance questioned

Andrew Forster

Birmingham City Council’s decision to delay the... continue

18 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Average speed cameras praised

More average speed cameras are to be installed in Solihull after councillors heard a pilot scheme had cut 85th percentile speeds to below the speed limit.  Average speed cameras were introduced on three roads in Solihull and five in Birmingham in 2016. Reviewing the Solihull experience, Ashley... continue

18 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Rethink of MaaS products in West Midlands

The UK’s first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) trial is to be relaunched with new products. Finnish firm MaaS Global launched its Whim offering in the West Midlands conurbation last spring. For £349 a month Whim Unlimited provided unlimited use of public transport in the conurbation,... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

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