23 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

End of road for bus stop timetables in Suffolk

Timetables look likely to disappear from bus stops in Suffolk in a move that could save the council £100,000 a year.  The removal of bus stop timetables features in Suffolk County Council’s budget proposals for 2019/20.  A county spokesman told LTT: “This reflects the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA delegates buses

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is delegating responsibility for bus services back to Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council for another year (2019/20), as the CA launches the next stage of its bus review (LTT 01 Feb). Cambridgeshire County... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Suffolk forfeits £77.5m of DfT grant as bridge project is axed

Suffolk forfeits £77.5m of DfT grant as bridge project is axed

Andrew Forster

Suffolk County Council will lose £77.5m of DfT grant... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Kent rail spur could support homes &?freight

Kent rail spur could support homes &?freight

A rail chord could be built in Medway, Kent, as part of a plan for a passenger service to a new town. The track could also enable some freight traffic to bypass lines in south... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
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East-West Rail price tag is £1.09bn

The anticipated final cost of the western section of the East West Rail project is £1.091bn (excluding VAT), the DfT has revealed. The western section features rebuilding and upgrading rail lines to provide new connections between Bicester/Aylesbury and Milton Keynes/Bedford (LTT?14 Dec 18).... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Homes to strengthen Norwich-Cambs ties

More housing will be proposed for  the A11 corridor connecting Norwich and Cambridge in the draft Greater Norwich Local Plan to 2036. The Greater Norwich Development Partnership of councils will propose concentrating new housing in a north-east to south-west axis from the Broadland Growth... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Brighton wants more transport spend

The Greater Brighton Economic Board is to press for more transport infrastructure spend in the  area. Nick Hibberd, chair of the officer programme board, told councillors there was a growing view that the board needed to “take a step forward, both in terms of aspiration and the level of... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Saga of rail freight depot in St Albans green belt rumbles on

Andrew Forster

MPs in Hertfordshire want Network Rail to withdraw support for a rail freight terminal near St Albans. Their call is the latest development in the long-running saga over a proposed strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI) on green belt land at Radlett, south of St Albans, which would be served by... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Amersham's extended multi-storey car park receives Park Mark

Amersham's extended multi-storey car park receives Park Mark

An extension to a multi-storey car park in Amersham has received the Park Mark award for safety and recognised for its high standards of design. The Buckinghamshire town had been experiencing parking stress for a number of years. A survey... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Essex consults on Chelmsford P&R services

Essex County Council is consulting with users of the Chelmsford park & ride service on ticket options, fares and opening days. The consultation follows feedback from a park & ride survey conducted in summer 2018 which indicated that parents would like a change to the children’s ticket... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Driver faked injuries after bus hit his parked car... while he was shopping

Driver faked injuries after bus hit his parked car... while he was shopping

A man was ordered to pay a fine and court costs by Brighton Magistrates Court after CCTV caught him lodging a fake injury claim against Brighton & Hove Buses, in a case brought by Sussex Police. On 5 November 2017, a bus lightly clipped a parked black Volkswagen Golf outside Whitehawk Co-Op on... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Motorist drove over parking officer’s foot

A man who drove over a civil enforcement officer’s foot has failed to overturn a driving ban. On 14 August 2018, Cosme Moreira parked in a disabled bay in Eastgate Street on Gloucester when his car was seen by CEO Edward Metcalfe. As Moreira was not displaying a Blue Badge, the CEO waited 10... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Bluewater car park makeover moves on

Bluewater car park makeover moves on

The car parks serving the Bluewater shopping and leisure centre in Kent are being refurbished. Bluewater's Yellow, Green and Red car parks were... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
PayByPhone expands Hertfordshire footprint

PayByPhone expands Hertfordshire footprint

PayByPhone has expanded its presence in the south-east of England, adding two local authorities in Hertfordshire to its roster of locations. PayByPhone is based in... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review Products & Services

Cambridge signs clean air charter

Cambridge City Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to the Charter for Clean Air, an initiative launched by Oxford City Council, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. The ten-point charter includes calling on the Government to phase out the sale of diesel and petrol cars from... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Five routes on the shortlist for Bedford to Cambridge railway

Five routes on the shortlist for Bedford to Cambridge railway

Five route options for the Bedford to Cambridge section of the East West Rail project have been published for consultation by the Government’s East West Railway Company. Three take a broadly southern route through South Cambridgeshire... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

EEH orders new transport study

The England’s Economic Heartland strategic alliance is to commission a study (or studies) of transport needs in the east of the area, between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, and including Hertfordshire. Highways England’s proposed A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvement scheme forms... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Chichester bypass plan rejected by Highways England

Highways England has rejected proposals for a northern or southern A27 bypass for the city of Chichester put forward by West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council. West Sussex’s leader Louise Goldsmith said: “We are still awaiting further information from Highways... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

NAO studies Stonehenge tunnel

The National Audit Office is conducting a value for money review into the Government’s plan to improve the A303/A358/A30 road corridor to create an expressway to the South West of England. The programme includes the £1.6bn tunnel at Stonehenge. The NAO should report in the spring... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA pursues Enhanced Partnership with bus operators

Andrew Forster

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is to develop an Enhanced Partnership with bus operators, while keeping franchising alive as a longer-term option.  The CA, led by Conservative mayor James Palmer, this week  authorised preparation of a business case assessing... continue

1 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

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