20 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Plan for West Lancs stations

Some £5m in funding has been allocated to investigate providing a rail link and station for Skelmersdale, west Lancashire, along with new stations at Kirkby and Rainford.  Since the closure of Skelmersdale railway station in 1956, the town has grown to become the second most populous in... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

£300m pledge for Liverpool HS links ‘not enough’

Philip Hammond's pledge of £300m funding to improve Liverpool’s transport links to the HS2 route has been described as a “modest down payment” by Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram. Prior to the Chancellor’s announcement, transport secretary Chris... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Metrolink patronage up 11%

Record  numbers are using the Metrolink light rail rail system, according to new figures from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). More than 40 million journeys a year are now being made on the system – an increase of over four million in the year to September. This represents an 11%... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Funding for West Yorks schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has agreed to fund two schemes designed to reduce carbon emissions in the conurbation. A £30m scheme will aim to improve Ainley Top roundabout and junctions along the route to speed up bus journeys. The project will result in new walking and cycling... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Manchester cuts phone parking service fee

Manchester cuts phone parking service fee

Manchester City Council reduced the service charge for using the PayByPhone service to 5p on 1 September. The fee was previously 10p or 20p, depending on where you... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Grayling doubles down on Northern Powerhouse plan with more for roads

Lee Baker

Transport secretary Chris Grayling used his speech to the Conservative party conference to say it is full steam ahead on the Northern Powerhouse, announcing £100m for local roads and reaffirming that every train in the North will be replaced or refurbished by 2020. Grayling said that details... continue

3 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Deniz Huseyin
29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Features

City trials school road closures

Manchester City Council is to trial road closures and ‘no stopping’ zones outside schools to improve road safety and encourage more children to walk and cycle. The no stopping zones will make use of red route powers. Measures will be piloted at four schools.... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

North’s spending claims rejected

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has defended the Government’s record on transport spending in the north of England, saying claims that the South East receives more spending are misleading.  Speaking in Manchester, Grayling said a recent report on differences in regional transport... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT’s digital rail pledge concerns TfGM

The Transpennine railway between Manchester, Leeds and York could use digital signalling to increase the line’s capacity without requiring costly infrastructure upgrades.  Transport secretary Chris Grayling has asked Network Rail to put together a plan for embedding digital technology in... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Teckal runs Lincs transport

Lincolnshire County Council has awarded its wholly-owned company, TransportConnect Ltd, 20 contracts for public transport and specialist transport (LTT 16 Sep 16). Lincolnshire’s executive member for highways, transport and IT, Richard Davies, said the operator had been contracted to deliver... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

HCT Group to acquire MCT

Social enterprise bus operator HCT Group is close to sealing a deal that will merge Manchester Community Transport into the group. HCT operates in London, Bristol, Yorkshire and the Channel Islands with more than 1,200 staff and 625 vehicles. MCT has 109 employees and 67 vehicles.&nb... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Dockless bike hire for Newcastle

Dockless bike hire firm Mobike is to launch a scheme in Newcastle with 1,000 bikes next month. This will be the Chinese-headquartered firm’s third scheme in the UK, following on from those in Manchester/Salford (LTT 23 Jun) and the London Borough of Ealing (LTT 15 Sep). Mobike plans to expand... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Lancs seeks £400m for better transport

Lancs seeks £400m for better transport

Lancashire County Council is seeking £400m from the Government’s new £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) for transport... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Nexus cost-cutting review delayed

A cost-cutting review of services provided by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, looks likely to be delayed because of better than anticipated financial performance. The levy paid by the five Tyne and Wear metropolitan districts, most of which goes to Nexus, has been cut by £2.08m to £63.04m... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Lancs increases bus support spend

Lancashire County Council will introduce an enhanced subsidised bus network from 10 December following councillors’ decision to increase the tendered services budget by £1m, to £3m. Funding will be targeted on Monday to Saturday daytime services, rural areas, and increasing the... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
East Midlands HS2 station will be best connected, says Notts

East Midlands HS2 station will be best connected, says Notts

Andrew Forster

A draft plan for connecting the proposed East Midlands HS2... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Governance shambles in Sheffield city region

The future of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority (CA) could be in doubt after two of its four member authorities blocked a fresh attempt to revive the area’s stalled devolution deal last week. As things stand, an election for an elected mayor to lead the combined authority will take... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Northern Powerhouse Rail priority list

Transport for the North (TfN)  has set out its objectives for the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) project that would link the North’s major cities. The seven deliverables are:  • A new line between Liverpool and the HS2 Manchester spur via Warrington • Capacity at... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Liverpool City Council creates new cabinet post to focus on pavement parking

Mark Moran

Councillors voted to create the new cabinet position to tackle the problems with pavement parking and issues around disabled access around Liverpool. The Inclusive and Accessible City cabinet role will be held by Cllr Pam Thomas, who is a wheelchair user. Cllr Thomas told the Liverpool Echo:... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News

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