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Management buy Yellow Buses

Management buy Yellow Buses

French-headquartered public transport operator RATP Dev has sold Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses to a management buyout team for an undisclosed sum.  Managing director David Squire, commercial director Simon Newport, and service delivery director Phil Pannell, are now equal shareholders in... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Boroughs agree new floating car club deals

The London boroughs of Haringey and Merton have agreed new contracts for floating car clubs.  Haringey believes it could earn £600,000 over the course of the three-year contracts with operators DriveNow and Zipcar. DriveNow has operated in the borough since 2014 but Zipcar Flex is a new... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

TfL procures new road contracts

Transport for London is inviting expressions of interest in area-based single supplier frameworks for highway maintenance and road project delivery. The frameworks are due to commence in April 2021 and will be used by TfL and potentially boroughs for a range of activities, including:... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Rethink rail revenue sharing, says NR

The way fare revenues are apportioned to train operators who run services between the same points incentivises companies to run too many services, Network Rail has told the Government’s Williams Review. Minutes of NR’s board meeting in May record the board agreeing that revenue sharing... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Grand Union revises Cardiff plan

Grand Union Trains has modified its proposed open access service between London Paddington and Cardiff Central (LTT 07 Jun). It has delayed the planned launch from December 2020 to May 2021 and scaled back the initial service to two-hourly, instead of hourly. The service will use former East Coast... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Met invests for speed enforcement

The Metropolitan Police Service has awarded StarTraq a contract to supply its cloud-based traffic enforcement solution, Dome, to support an anticipated huge increase in speeding offences as the police step up speed limit enforcement (LTT 21 Jun). StarTraq says the Dome document management system... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Councils to sell airport stake?

Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council look likely to sell their remaining stake in Norwich Airport. The councils sold 80.1 per cent of their shares in the airport to Omniport Norwich Ltd in 2004, which was subsequently bought by Regional and City Airports Ltd. Regional and City has now... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Valley Lines contractors named

Transport for Wales has awarded Early Contractor Involvement contracts to Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility for initial works for the Core Valley Lines modernisation. The Core Valley Lines – primarily the routes north of Cardiff Queen Street – are due to be electrified... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

HE seeks Stonehenge contractor

Highways England has launched the procurement to appoint a contractor to build the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme, including a tunnel at Stonehenge.  The contract, with an estimated value of £1.25bn, comprises: eight miles of dual carriageway; a tunnel at least two miles long... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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