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Go-Ahead posts mixed results as overseas operations grow
Andrew Forster

Go-Ahead Group has reported higher revenues but lower profits in its UK regional bus operations for the year ended 29 June 2019.  Overall group revenues climbed... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

TfL procures journey time data contract

Transport for London has launched the procurement of a real-time journey time data contract to improve understanding of how the capital’s road network is operating. The appointed contractor will supply vehicle journey time data for mapping onto a GIS definition of the road network based on... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Siemens wins CAZ work

Birmingham City Council has awarded Siemens Mobility the contract to provide cameras for the city’s Class D clean air zone due for launch next summer.  Siemens’ Sicore II ANPR cameras will be installed at junctions within the Middleway ring road. The information captured will... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Stirling-London open access rail proposed

Grand Union Trains has applied to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to run open access train services between London Euston and Stirling via the West Coast Main Line. The prospective open access operator is proposing three or four trains a day each way calling at Larbert, Greenfaulds, Whifflet,... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

HE loses £5m over PF2 cancellation

The Treasury’s decision to discontinue PF2, the updated Private Finance Initiative, resulted in losses of almost £5m for Highways England, the DfT has disclosed. Highways England’s total losses in 2018/19 were £16.091m, compared with £10.385m the previous year.... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Mitsubishi buys into MaaS Global

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation has invested in Finnish firm MaaS Global Ltd, which describes itself as the world’s first “true mobility as a service operator”. MaaS Global’s Whim app enables route-planning, booking, ticketing and payment options combining various modes... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

SYSTRA doubles UK staff with TSP buy

French consultancy SYSTRA has acquired multidisciplinary engineering firm TSP Projects. York-based TSP employs 420 staff in five offices, and has a turnover of over £35m a year. One of its specialisms is heavy rail engineering and it has worked on projects such as King’s Cross station... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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