EV charging hub goes live in Dundee

EV charging hub goes live in Dundee

Mark Moran

An electric vehicle charging hub created by SSE on the Myrekirk Roundabout site in Dundee. The hub will feature a total of 24 ultra-rapid charging bays with a total capacity of almost two and a half megawatts, the equivalent of 68,311 gallons of petrol. Eight of the bays will be powered by... continue

11 Jul 2024EVolution News
19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Four transport Bills, and others to affect the sector, in King’s Speech

Four bills directly relating to rail and bus services, and several others with significant transport implications, were included in the King’s Speech this week. An initial Passenger Railway Services (Public Ownership) Bill is designed to bring rail contracts into public ownership as they come... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Haigh heads five strong transport team

Deniz Huseyin

Labour’s new Government, led by Prime Minister Sir Kier Starmer, has pledged to grow the economy, with improving the quality of transport across the UK identified as a priority. Louise Haigh MP has stepped up from holding the shadow transport portfolio to become Transport Secretary. She will... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Reeves, Rayner and Milliband will have big transport input

Whilst the formal transport lead role in the Government will be played by Louise Haigh, three other senior ministerial colleagues will have a big say in the shape of transport policy and decision making. In respect of spending, and in particular, infrastructure decisions, Chancellor Rachel Reeves... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News
Hendy tops rising career to be Labour’s transport guru minister

Hendy tops rising career to be Labour’s transport guru minister

Prime Minister Kier Starmer has appointed one of passenger transport’s most enduring figures Lord Peter Hendy as a Transport Minister. The current Network Rail Chairman was among 26 new peers set to enter the House of as conferred by King... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Haigh kept in transport brief after three years as shadow

Having spent the past three years as Shadow Transport Secretary, Louise Haigh has been given the same brief within the Labour Government's new cabinet. She was first elected as the MP for Sheffield Heeley in May 2015. In July 2017, she was appointed Shadow Policing Minister and went on to become... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News
Tories lick wounds and say goodbye to former big hitters

Tories lick wounds and say goodbye to former big hitters

The former Transport Secretary Mark Harper is no longer in Parliament, having lost his seat in the Forest of Dean to Labour by a small margin. The Conservative MP had held the seat since 2005. Harper was appointed Transport... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News
Bigger Lib Dem and Green contingents hope for more influence

Bigger Lib Dem and Green contingents hope for more influence

With a much enlarged group of MPs representing high profile seats with significant transport interest, the Lib Dems are hoping to have considerable influence in the transport policy debate. The party, which now has 72 seats, now holds St... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News
19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Metro mayors will meet regularly, says Burnham

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said that last week’s metro mayors gathering at 10 Downing Street was a far cry from the political atmosphere last autumn after the previous government scrapped the northern leg of HS2. He told the Manchester Evening News: “What a change from me... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News
19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Urban Transport Group sets out long wish list for new powers and legal frameworks

Peter Stonham

The Urban Transport Group has written to the Prime Minister Kier Starmer setting out a list of transport reforms its member transport authorities want to see and claim will support the new Government’s aims of kickstarting economic growth. Reforming the regulation of bus services and... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Chancellor spearheads drive for planning shake up and infrastructure decisions

Peter Stonham

New Chancellor Rachel Reeves has set out Labour’s plans for achieving a new era of sustained economic growth, promising to take “immediate action” to “fix the foundations of the economy, rebuild Britain and make every part of the country better off”, including... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Great British Rail Replacement’ business formed by major UK transport group

Peter Stonham

A business branded Great British Rail Replacement has been launched by CMAC Group, specialists in ground transport services which was acquired by ComfortDelGro Corporation through its subsidiary CityFleet Networks earlier this year. The move into rail replacement services will offer “a fresh... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Midland Bluebird launches Trossachs Explorer tourist route

Scottish bus operator Midland Bluebird has introduced a new route serving tourist destinations in the Trossachs over the summer months. The McGill’s subsidiary is running the Trossachs Explorer in partnership with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority. it is operating seven... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

Plus Bus QR e-tickets trialled in eight areas

Peter Stonham

Bus operators in eight towns and cities are now piloting acceptance of a QR code authenticated e-ticket version of the Plus Bus rail ticket add-on facility that allows unlimited one-day bus travel at a discount for rail travellers within a defined local area. Previously available only in paper... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

ARRIVAL UK-built electric bus prototypes sold off after manufacturer folds

Ten prototype battery-electric buses from collapsed UK builder Arrival have been sold off at auction as part of the disposal of factory equipment and assets from the failed Banbury- based manufacturer. The buses were all listed as development prototypes and sold alongside a number of Arrival... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News
Make sure new street design is truly inclusive, says CIHT report

Make sure new street design is truly inclusive, says CIHT report

Deniz Huseyin

The needs of all people, including those with disabilities,... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News

McGill’s owners step up ‘war’ on Strathclyde’s bus franchising plans

The entrepreneur owners of expanding Scottish private bus company McGills, James and Sandy Easdale, have stepped up their opposition to the Strathclyde transport authority’s plans for bus franchising in and around the Glasgow City Region, where they have significant operations. The Easdale... continue

19 Jul 2024Local Transport Today News
Ambitious plans are needed to get UK back on track to net zero

Ambitious plans are needed to get UK back on track to net zero

Mark Moran

The UK is off-track on its journey to achieve net zero, says... continue

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