Parking fees to vanish from all Welsh hospitals this year

Mark Moran

Hospital car parking will finally become free at all Welsh hospitals by the end of the year a decade after the Welsh Government announced this as its policy. The free... continue

21 May 2018Parking Review News
Light rail and tri-mode trains to run on Cardiff’s Valley Lines

Light rail and tri-mode trains to run on Cardiff’s Valley Lines

Rhodri Clark

Two fleets of new trains will be introduced to the Core Valley... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Welsh council reform plan ‘will get nowhere’

The Welsh Government’s proposals for local government reform will get nowhere, a local authority has warned. The Government’s Green Paper, published in March, proposes merging councils to reduce their numbers from 22 to 10. Three options were presented: voluntary mergers;  a phased... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Bypass is first test for Active Travel Act

Active travel campaigners have criticised the Welsh Government for approving a new town bypass in north Wales that, they believe, flouts the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.  The £135m six-mile Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass features little infrastructure for active travel but the Welsh... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today 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

DfT wanted more cost pressure on franchise

The DfT encouraged Transport for Wales to demand more from bidders for the Wales and Borders franchise at a late stage in the procurement, only to change its mind about three or four months ago, according to TfW.  The DfT’s rethink appears to have coincided with concerns about... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Free rail travel for youths

Free or discounted travel for children and young people will be introduced on Wales and Borders rail services in 2020. Children aged under five currently travel free. This will be extended to all children aged under 11 years. The offer may be of limited use to parents and grandparents, however,... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Wales shows the way?

Whatever transport secretary Chris Grayling thinks about devolution, he ought to recognise that allowing Wales to procure its own rail franchise has generated potentially useful ideas for his own department. Rail franchising in England is under a cloud, following the Virgin Trains East Coast... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Thomas to manage Wales and Borders rail franchise

Kevin Thomas has been appointed managing director of the  Wales and Borders franchise, which has just been awarded to KeolisAmey. He has been chief operating officer for Keolis UK since January and, prior to that, was managing director of the KeolisAmey joint venture company that operates and... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today People
New audio-visual equipment rule ‘a threat to bus services’

New audio-visual equipment rule ‘a threat to bus services’

Rhodri Clark

There are concerns in Wales that marginal bus services... continue

29 May 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Don’t allow HGVs into bus lanes’

Campaigners are urging Welsh transport secretary Ken Skates not to allow lorries to use bus lanes. Nick Jones, the traffic commissioner for Wales, suggested allowing lorries to use some bus lanes in his annual report. The idea is opposed by the Campaign for Better Transport, Cycling UK, Living... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
Planning policy ‘must support active travel’

Planning policy ‘must support active travel’

Planners are calling on the Welsh Government to strengthen active travel messages in its revised Planning Policy Wales document.  Responding to a consultation on the new... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

KeolisAmey JV is preferred bidder for Welsh rail franchise

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government was accused of excessive secrecy as it announced this week that it intends to award KeolisAmey the contract to operate the Wales and Borders rail franchise.  The 15-year contract is for an Operator and Development Partner (the ODP), which will oversee modernisation of the... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Bus firms praise fine for CT operator

Bus operators in Wales have backed a decision by South Wales Police to fine a community transport operator for using Section 19 permits on a local authority schools contract. DANSA Integrated Community Transport was told to pay £600 in fines after police noticed two of its vehicles outside a... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

TfW sets up delivery framework

Transport for Wales (TfW) is procuring a new framework for the delivery of transport infrastructure. Firms on the STrIDE (sustainable transport infrastructure delivery) framework will deliver investments such as the South Wales Metro and North Wales Metro public transport programmes. The framework... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Everson quits Bus Users

Margaret Everson MBE is resigning from her post as director of Bus Users Cymru on 31 July. Barclay Davies, a Bus Users Cymru officer, will take over as acting director for six months.... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today People
Local authorities compete for annual parking report award

Local authorities compete for annual parking report award

Eight local authorities have been named as finalists in PATROL’s annual search for the best local authority parking reports. Annual reports are used by councils undertaking civil parking enforcement to present their... continue

22 May 2018Parking Review News

DfT withdraws Operational Guidance on civil parking enforcement

The Department for Transport has withdrawn its Operational Guidance on parking policy and enforcement under the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA). However, the department’s Statuary Guidance on the TMA sets out the requirements for local authorities in managing parking enforcement.  The... continue

15 May 2018Parking Review News

Swansea drivers abuse of disabled bays exposed

Over 1,600 motorists in Swansea have been penalised for parking in disabled bays without displaying a Blue Badge over last year. Figures released by Swansea Council reveal that between March 2017 and February 2018 some 1,660 drivers were fined for illegally parking in the bays. A total of 344... continue

15 May 2018Parking Review News

Cardiff hospital car parks renovated

Two car parks serving the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff are undergoing a major renovation lasting three months. USL was appointed as principal contractor to deliver a multi-disciplined project over a 12-week period starting in February. The works include: cold-applied liquid roofing to... continue

12 May 2018Parking Review News
Rhyl car park renovation will help coastal town's regeneration

Rhyl car park renovation will help coastal town's regeneration

The planned renovation of a car park in Rhyl will make it more user-friendly and help attract tourists and visitors to the North Wales coastal resort.  The £2m car park refurbishment is part of a wider regeneration of the town, which... continue

12 May 2018Parking Review News

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