19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

York's parking income rises to £7.6m

Parking charge revenue in York has rose to £7.6m in the last financial year, it has been revealed.  After costs had been subtracted York Council was in profit with a surplus of £4.8m, according to the council’s draft parking report for 2017/18.   Income came from parking... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Sheffield parking machine thefts cause damage costing £60k

Patrick McDonnell

Attacks on parking machines have cost Sheffield City Council around £60,000 to make good, a new financial report has revealed.  Although the amount of cash stolen in attacks during May 2017 was relatively small, the cost of replacing the damaged machines was significant, according to a... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Middlesbrough tailors parking fees to needs of commuters and shoppers

Patrick McDonnell

Shoppers in Middlesbrough will continue to receive two hours free car parking after independent review recommendations were approved by the council. The changes now due to be implemented will see a refocusing of Middlesbrough Council car parks to promote the Captain Cook for shoppers and the... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Wrexham-Merseyrail service explored

Wrexham-Merseyrail service explored

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government is sending a senior civil servant to Liverpool next week to discuss the possibility... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Zonal ticketing for Metrolink

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has approved a zonal fares system for travel on the Manchester Metrolink. The current fare structure uses point-to-point fares based on 18 underlying fare bands. The new zonal structure, to be introduced next year, features four zones and will facilitate the... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

BRT, tram-train and major new road proposed for Stockport

Andrew Forster

Bus rapid transit, tram-trains and a controversial new road all feature in a draft transport strategy for the south-east side of Greater Manchester published by Stockport and Cheshire East councils.   The refresh of the 2001 South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) has been prepared... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
TfGM develops station partnering plans after devolution rebuff

TfGM develops station partnering plans after devolution rebuff

Transport for Greater Manchester is working on new plans to enhance the conurbation’s rail stations following transport secretary Chris Grayling’s decision to refuse the full transfer of stations to Greater Manchester Combined... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Autolib electric car share - Cyclepoint leeds

A report from Paris suggests that the city’s Autolib’ electric car share scheme is teetering on the brink of collapse. The Times says Autolib’, introduced in 2011, is racking up huge losses for operator Bollore. In what appears to be a case of one form of shared transport killing... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Buses struggle for pennies, as the railways get the pounds

Julian Peddle Ipswich IP8

Thankfully, contrary to John Disney’s assertions, I have no need to make peace with Derbyshire County Council (Letters, LTT 25 May). I am prepared to criticise when the situation warrants it, but come to the defence of customers who review policies when they realise the potential results.... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Lake District’s flight of fancy, and another old chestnut

Roger Davies Kendal LA9

Is it Christmas already? Well, it certainly seems to be old chestnut time in Brian Dalton’s part of Purley (Letters LTT 25 May). First off, well done Brian for pointing out the silliness of referring to cable cars as gondolas; in the US they are trams but let’s not further confuse... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment

St Helens Junction parking expanded

Park & ride facilities at St Helens Junction station have been expanded and improved by Merseytravel.  A new car park that opened on 14 May saw the number of bays available at the station go up from 66 to 240. The increased car parking spaces have built on Merseytravel land and the current... continue

2 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Doncaster goes phone-only in two car parks

Doncaster goes phone-only in two car parks

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has gone phone-only in two of its car parks. The decision to simply use the RingGo service in the car parks is estimated to have... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review Products & Services
LED lighting delivers savings in Carlisle

LED lighting delivers savings in Carlisle

Carlisle City Council has seen a 70% reduction in energy consumption at car parks where it has switched to LED (light emitting diode) systems. The council decided... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review Products & Services
IPS joins Northern Power House

IPS joins Northern Power House

International Parking Systems (UK) is completing its first year of operations by moving into new, larger premises in... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Midlands Connect consults on STB status

Midlands Connect is consulting on becoming a statutory sub-national transport body (STB) by summer 2020.  The STB would have 16 local transport authority members: Derby; Derbyshire; Herefordshire;Leicester; Leicestershire; Lincolnshire; Nottingham; Nottinghamshire; Rutland;Shropshire;... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Town awaits relief road decision

The DfT has promised Shropshire Council a “funding announcement” by the summer on plans for a north-west relief road in Shrewsbury. Shropshire Council’s Conservative leader Peter Nutting has written to transport secretary Chris Grayling, urging him to release funding from the... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Tees Valley CA to subsidise flights

Tees Valley Combined Authority is allocating £1m over three years to an air connectivity fund to support new flights to/from the struggling Durham Tees Valley Airport (LTT16 Mar). The combined authority says external legal advice has confirmed that the fund is state aid-compliant if passenger... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Halton loses Mersey Gateway charge case

Halton loses Mersey Gateway charge case

Halton Council is considering the implications of a new ruling that the charges for using the new Mersey Gateway Bridge during the first six months after... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Contactless beats Pop in Durham

The pay-as-you-go (PAYG) version of the North East’s Pop smartcard ticket has seen only limited take-up for bus travel in County Durham as more people opt for contactless ticketing, according to the North East Combined Authority (NECA). In a report to Durham councillors, NECA said: “The... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

In-house operator for East Coast

The rail industry has called for more flexibility to be built into rail franchises, as the Government announced that operation of the troubled East Coast franchise will be brought in-housenext month. Transport secretary Chris Grayling said the Stagecoach/Virgin joint venture would relinquish East... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

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