Core Valley Lines asset transfer is not a template for elsewhere, says ORR

Andrew Forster

The regulatory framework for transferring the Core Valley Lines from Network Rail to Welsh Government ownership does not form a template for any future devolution of railway assets, the Office of Rail and Road has... continue

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Speed cams for air quality ‘next month’

Average speed cameras are being installed at five locations in Wales where the limit has been reduced to 50mph to improve local air quality. The Welsh Government said the installation work was due to be completed by the end of August and “the cameras will be operational from then on”.... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

All-electric taxi & PHV fleet for SE Wales?

Taxis and private hire vehicles in Southeast Wales may have to be electric under plans being considered by the Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority. The ten councils have appointed low emission vehicle research and consultancy organisation Cenex to advise on a strategy for low emission taxis... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Cardiff & Caerphilly must revisit CAZs

The Welsh Government has ordered Cardiff and Caerphilly Councils to conduct more analysis on their clean air plans, including further investigations of charging clean air zones.  Last year the Government ordered Cardiff and Caerphilly to develop action plans to comply with illegal levels of... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Advisers appointed for NE Wales road

The Welsh Government has appointed Corderoy, supported by Capita, to manage delivery of the A55/A494/A548 Flintshire Corridor road scheme, including provision of commercial, environmental, technical and procurement advice. The new 5.3-mile dual carriageway would connect the A55 Expressway to the... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Severn Tunnel’s electrification doesn’t work

Severn Tunnel’s electrification doesn’t work

Electrification equipment installed in the Severn Tunnel three years ago as part of the Great Western electrification project cannot be used without costly remedial... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Competitive bus environment puts city’s hydrogen trailblazer at risk

Competitive bus environment puts city’s hydrogen trailblazer at risk

Andrew Forster

the deregulated bus environment appears to have complicated... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Early scrappage of diesel vehicles could increase CO2

The early withdrawal of fossil fuel powered vehicles on environmental grounds could increase carbon dioxide emissions because of the emissions associated with vehicle manufacture, writes Rhodri Clark.   The expected service lives of many freight and passenger vehicles could be shortened as... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Swansea area to trial hydrogen fuel

Partners in the Swansea Bay city deal are planning a hydrogen fuel production facility that will initially produce enough hydrogen to supply 20-30 vehicles. “Future planned developments in the use of hydrogen produced at the centre include a bus corridor connecting Port Talbot Parkway rail... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Major fall in Belfast bike hire vandalism

Overnight closure of docking stations in problem areas is one of the methods that have dramatically reduced vandalism to Belfast’s hire bikes, the city council said this week. Damage to hire bikes has been a problem in several UK cities. Last year Mobike cited unsustainable losses from theft... continue

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Wales consults on A40 upgrade

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a proposed new alignment for the A40 between Penblewin and Redstone Cross, Pembrokeshire. The road further west was improved in 2011 with 2+1 lanes for safe overtaking. A similar scheme, estimated to cost £45m, east of Penblewin has been... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
The end of innocence: helping shared mobility find its rightful place

The end of innocence: helping shared mobility find its rightful place

Richard Dilks, Mobility Matters

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Newspaper’s clean air campaign is fuelling hysteria

Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton, NN2

The Times has been running a vast campaign demanding a right to “clean air”, whatever that is. The campaign is lazy, misplaced scaremongering, which will inspire polices that damage the nation as a whole. The campaign is focused largely on road traffic and particularly the diesel. The... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Is technology in transport already out of control?

Mike Crowhurst, Leeds, LS25

Several recent (unconnected) developments have prompted some reflections (as a long-retired practitioner) among which a common theme is emerging around the relationship between technology and humanity in general and in transport in particular. I had better start by declaring more a bias than an... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

E-scooters rule, ok?

Summertime and the opportunity to catch up on some reading. In our case, that hasn’t gone far beyond a fascinating feature from The Times at the end of July about e-scooters (‘E-scooters: Voi, Bird and the battle to lead the market’). These souped-up versions of children’s... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Non-exhaust emissions mean BRT is yesterday’s technology

Alan Wilkins, Area officer – South Wales Light Rail Transit Association, Newport, NP20

In the story ‘Fresh rapid transit study for Cardiff route’ (LTT 19 Jul) about the Llantrisant to Cardiff corridor, a bus industry source is quoted saying: “Why can’t that be a bus rapid transit corridor, with electric vehicles from the start?” It is most unfortunate... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Rik Thomas

On 8th August Bikebiz, a magazine aimed at the cycling retail industry,... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
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Let's be positive about careers in parking, says new BPA president John McArdle

Let's be positive about careers in parking, says new BPA president John McArdle

John McArdle was inaugurated as president of the British Parking Association (BPA) at a reception that took place at the House of Commons Terrace overlooking the River Thames on 16 July. After taking over from outgoing BPA president Zulfi Ali, McArdle outlined his intention to encourage and improve diversity and... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Features

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