Rail passengers paying more and more but seeing less day-to-day spending, says The Telegraph

Lee Baker

The Telegraph has thrown down a marker to the Chancellor who is under pressure to stop scheduled rail fare increases with an article that outlines how passengers are paying more and more, but seeing less day-to-day spending, with busy commuter lines suffering the most. The... continue

21 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Parapet collapses at NCP car park in Nottingham

Parapet collapses at NCP car park in Nottingham

Mark Moran

A parapet at an NCP car park in Nottingham City Centre partially collapsed in the small hours of Saturday Morning. No one was injured in... continue

21 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Northants seeks joint venture partner

Northamptonshire County Council has launched the procurement process for its managing agent strategic joint venture for place directorate services, including transport (LTT 26 May). The managing agent will be expected to drive efficiencies in service delivery. The contract will initially run for... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Abellio clinches West Midlands rail franchise

Abellio clinches West Midlands rail franchise

A Joint venture led by Abellio has won the contract to operate the West Midlands rail franchise. West Midlands Trains Ltd is a joint venture of Abellio (70.1%), East Japan Railway... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Relaunch for Leicester P&R

Most fares on park-and-ride bus services in Leicester will increase this autumn as the city and county council strive to eliminate the subsidy for the services. Users of period passes will see prices cut. The price of an adult day ticket will rise from £3 to £3.50 and a concessionary... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Advanced partnership for Solihull

Councillors have approved an advanced quality bus partnership scheme for Solihull town centre.   Under the scheme, buses will only be allowed to layover at stops outside the town’s railway station. Access to the stops will be managed by a slot booking system operated by West Midlands... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Orange is the colour for M1 refuge areas

Highways England is to colour emergency refuge areas on the M1 orange to improve their visibility to drivers. The colour will be piloted on the M1 between junctions 16 (Northampton) and 19 (Catthorpe). An orange refuge area is already being piloted on  the M3 near Camberley, Surrey... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

New M42 junction for UK Central

The preferred route for a £282m improvement in Solihull has been announced by Highways England. The project features a new 1.5-mile dual carriageway between the A45 Clock Interchange and a new motorway junction on the M42 south of junction 6. The investment will improve access to the area... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Leicester cuts cost of park & ride for commuters, but other fares rise

Mark Moran

The cost of using Leicester’s park & ride services will be reduced for commuters who buy season tickets, but other fares will be increased. People buying a 52-week ticket from September will see the cost of their ticket dropping from £420 to £320. Those opting for a... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Leicester cracks down on dangerous parking

Mark Moran

Drivers who park so they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown by Leicester City Council. Motorists now face immediate fines if they park recklessly in areas such as school zig-zag markings, in bus clearways or on double yellow lines in... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
DfT names West Midlands Trains as franchise winner

DfT names West Midlands Trains as franchise winner

Mark Moran

The Department for Transport has announced that the West Midlands rail franchise will be operated by West Midlands Trains, a joint venture between Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui &... continue

10 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

South Birmingham bus revamp

National Express West Midlands (NXWM) is consulting on changes to its bus routes in south Birmingham, saying congestion is making the network increasingly difficult to operate. The consultation covers routes in the wedge between the Bristol and Warwick Roads. Tom Stables, managing director of NXWM,... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Connections to Toton HS2 station probed

Connections to Toton HS2 station probed

Nottingham City Council is to lead a study of public transport and road improvements to improve access to the proposed HS2 station at Toton, between Derby... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

E-charge points for East Midlands

Nottingham City Council is to procure a concession for about 230 fast and rapid electric vehicle charging points across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, and Derby by 2020. The investment is being funded using £2m from Nottingham’s £6.1m award from the Office of Low Emission... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Birmingham seeks roads PFI settlement

Birmingham seeks roads PFI settlement

Birmingham City Council is seeking a commercial settlement with its highways Private Finance Initiative contractor for disputes that have been... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
AA Trust launches free electric car training at Milton Keynes EVEC

AA Trust launches free electric car training at Milton Keynes EVEC

Mark Moran

The AA Trust has launched what it claims is the first ever Drive... continue

28 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Coventry bids to be testbed for CAVs

Coventry’s roads could become a testing ground for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) under plans submitted to Government.  Coventry, Transport for the West Midlands, and unnamed partners have submitted a bid to Innovate UK’s £55m connected and autonomous vehicles... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Advisory variable speed limits explored

Advisory variable speed limits could be implemented on a major road in Northamptonshire, as part of a wider  programme to  improve road conditions using technology. Northamptonshire is keen to apply some of the lessons from the Government’s smart motorways programme to major local... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Cheap bus fares for Uni & NHS staff

National Express West Midlands has launched a £1 fare for NHS staff, and staff and students of the University of Birmingham for travel between the city centre and Selly Oak, where the university and Selly Oak Hospital are located. Student/staff ID must be shown. ... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Cash released for Metro route planning

West Midlands Combined Authority is to spend £9.5m on taking the ten-mile Midland Metro route from Digbeth in East Birmingham to Solihull through the Transport and Works Act Order process. The initial outline business case shows an outturn cost of £735m, including a 50% optimism bias... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Consultation on W Mids freight hub

A public consultation has been launched on a proposed new multi-modal freight hub adjacent to the West Coast Main Line and junction 12 of the M6, south of Stafford. The West Midlands Interchange project is being promoted by Four Ashes Ltd, a consortium led by Kilbride Holdings, Grosvenor Group and... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2017 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7857

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise