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Driverless minibuses plan for Cambridge guided busway

Driverless minibuses plan for Cambridge guided busway
Andrew Forster

Autonomous minibuses could be trialled on the Cambridgeshire guided busway.  Smart Cambridge, a partnership of public and private sector organisations,... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
W Mids explores new ways to fund UK Central transport plan

W Mids explores new ways to fund UK Central transport plan
Andrew Forster

Local authorities in the West Midlands conurbation are... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Review value of electrification schemes, MPs tell ministers
Andrew Forster

The Government should review its rail electrification plans such as for the Midland Main Line and TransPennine line in the light of the Great Western electrification debacle, the House of Commons public accounts committee has told ministers.  The committee’s report on the Great Western... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
NIC offers a routemap to getting UK’s road and rail networks ready for 5G

NIC offers a routemap to getting UK’s road and rail networks ready for 5G
Andrew Forster

The National Infrastructure Commission’s new Connected Future... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Private sector invited to solve rail South East’s capacity crunch

The DfT is inviting the rail industry to come forward with ideas for bringing more private capital into improving rail infrastructure within the South Eastern rail franchise area focused on Kent.  A consultation on the next South Eastern rail franchise, which begins in December 2018, states:... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
No case for a new London to Brighton rail corridor, says DfT

No case for a new London to Brighton rail corridor, says DfT
Andrew Forster

The Government has ruled out funding new rail lines in the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Midlands transport strategy launched

A new transport strategy for England’s Midlands has been launched by the Midlands Connect partnership of local transport authorities, local enterprise partnerships, and business representatives, working with the DfT and its delivery bodies.  The strategy identifies four ‘strategic... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

New transport funding mechanism for London

The Government is to work with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and London boroughs on a new source of funding for transport.  The pledge is part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Government, GLA and London Councils on further devolution to the capital, announced in last... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Welsh Government puts bus franchising on the agenda

Welsh Government puts bus franchising on the agenda
Andrew Forster

The Welsh Government is seeking views on a major... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
20mph limits haven’t lived up to expectations – Manchester

20mph limits haven’t lived up to expectations – Manchester
Andrew Forster

Manchester City Council has abandoned a proposed citywide... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Signage on town’s bus street is flawed, rules traffic tribunal

Signage on town’s bus street is flawed, rules traffic tribunal
Andrew Forster

Lancashire county Council may repay hundreds of penalty... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL wants extra Crossrail train paths

Transport for London wants to run additional Crossrail trains west of Paddington, which could be at the expense of existing services provided by other operators.   TfL’s revised proposals for Crossrail would see:  • off-peak services in the central core increased from 16 trains... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
More orbital road capacity to relieve M25 SW Quadrant

More orbital road capacity to relieve M25 SW Quadrant
Andrew Forster

The DfT is to explore creating new orbital road... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Devolving the Valley Lines is a complex business, says NR

Devolving the Valley Lines is a complex business, says NR
Rhodri Clark

Network Rail has outlined the complexities involved in... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Wide public transport remit for Northamptonshire’s CIC

Northamptonshire County Council’s proposed Community Interest Company (CIC) for passenger transport could play a major role in mainstream public transport as well as specialist transport, and across a wider area than just Northamptonshire. The proposal to form a social enterprise (LTT 25 Nov... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Trans-Pennine road package ‘unaffordable’

Highways England is consulting on improving the trunk road connections between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire across the Peak District National Park but says the cost of the proposals is currently unaffordable. The A628/A616/A61 Woodhead Pass is the trunk road across the Peak District... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Nobody supports S Yorks HS2 plan’

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has criticised the Government’s revised plan for HS2 in South Yorkshire. The plans would see a spur connecting HS2 to the Midland Main Line in Derbyshire, enabling HS2 services to serve Chesterfield and Sheffield’s existing city centre station,... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Border Country seeks funding

Local authorities on either side of the Scottish border want to strike a deal with the UK and Scottish governments for additional funding to deliver transport infrastructure and other projects.  The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Initiative brings together five local authorities: Cumbria County... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail ‘misses out on property value uplift’

Rail derives little or no value from property development schemes as the industry is barred from owning non-operational land for non-rail purposes, says former TfL deputy chairman Daniel Moylan. “There is insufficient revenue from new rail infrastructure to pay its way, and there are limited... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

NR explains developer contributions policy

Network Rail has explained its plans to secure funding for station improvements from property developers.  NR has requested contributions from the developer of a new building immediately outside Cardiff Central station (LTT 03 Mar). The funding would have paid for enhancements to the station... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Revolving infrastructure fund for unitary Oxfordshire

A revolving infrastructure fund could be set up in Oxfordshire if the county moves to a unitary structure of governance, says Oxfordshire County Council. The fund would be used to deliver transport and other infrastructure needed to facilitate housing and economic development. The fund could draw... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

New line could alleviate Ebbsfleet pressures

A new railway line connecting Ebbsfleet International into south London’s rail network could help ease growing capacity pressures in the area, according to Network Rail’s new draft South East route study. Services from Ebbsfleet International run to St Pancras International over High... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Grayling axes plan to ease town’s jams

The south Coast city of Chichester looks set to endure many more years of traffic jams after transport secretary Chris Grayling abandoned Highways England’s proposals to improve the A27 Chichester bypass and ruled out reviving the idea of a northern bypass, which many locals... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Tory Kent endorses bus franchising

Councillors in Kent this week voiced support for bus franchising in the county. Kent’s full council supported the recommendation of a bus transport select committee chaired by Conservative councillor Alan Marsh and comprising nine members (five Conservative, two UKIP, one Labour and one... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

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