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Modern PRM-compliant trains may go for scrap or export
Rhodri Clark

InterCity railway carriages refurbished as recently as three years ago are now being scrapped amid concerns over the rail industry’s “incredibly... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

First Bus trials ITSO on Mobile

First Group is trialling ITSO on Mobile ticketing on its Glasgow bus operations.  First Bus tickets are delivered within seconds from the operator’s app directly into the passenger’s Google Pay digital wallet. The ticket is instantly recognised by the Ticketer electronic ticket... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

First Cymru hit with £20k penalty

Bus operator First Cymru has been fined more than £20,000 for poor service punctuality in Swansea. Deputy Welsh traffic commissioner Anthony Seculer fined the operator £20,600 for failing to operate services in accordance with the registered timetable.  Monitoring data supplied by... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Carlyle in talks to buy Arriva

US private equity firm The Carlyle Group has entered exclusive talks to buy Arriva Group from parent company Deutsche Bahn, though the option of a flotation remains on the table, too. Arriva operates buses, trains and trams in 14 European countries. It has extensive UK bus operations and on rail... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

GO-OP still has train service ambitions

Prospective open access train operator GO-OP says it remains committed to launching services, despite its recent withdrawal of an application (LTT 25 Oct). GO-OP Co-operative Ltd applied to the Office of Rail and Road to operate a service from either Newport or Cheltenham over a core route of... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Edinburgh awards bus RTI contract

The City of Edinburgh Council has awarded 21st Century Solutions a £2.9m contract to supply and maintain an on-street bus real-time information system, a bus station information system, and a content management system. The equipment will replace the on-street system supplied by Cofely Ineo,... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

O2 supplies 5G for autonomous trials

Telecom giant O2 is to supply its 5G spectrum for the Smart Mobility Living Lab driverless vehicle project in Greenwich and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Said O2: “The speed of 5G, its ability to connect with many more devices at once, and a far lower latency means data is sent between... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Steer eyes climate

Consultant Steer is expanding into the climate change sector, saying it has “clear and connected interfaces with transport”.... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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