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Welsh Government accused of ‘climbdown’ on roads review

Welsh Government accused of ‘climbdown’ on roads review

The Welsh government has been accused of an “embarrassing climbdown” since it announced its review of all road schemes (LTT 28 June). The review will... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Ending mask rules will ‘deter bus passengers’

The government's decision to end the mandatory wearing of face masks will deter some people from using public transport, warns industry commentator Roger French.  He told LTT: “The Government has demonised public transport as being unsafe to use. And now they’re saying you... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

MaaS is the key to achieving net zero, says ITF

Mobility as a service (MaaS) can be pivotal in helping councils meet net zero targets, but this will require an effective framework for regulation and data governance, states a new report by the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
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Proposal for Oxfordshire rail network mapped out in study

Proposal for Oxfordshire rail network mapped out in study

Network Rail has published a new study highlighting future opportunities to expand Oxfordshire’s railway and help deliver economic growth. It recommends a host of improvements, including new stations and line... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

More clarity needed over rail contract incentives, says ORR
Rhodri Clark

Replacing rail franchises with contracts in which the Government takes the revenue risk will not permit the industry’s delay attribution regime to be withdrawn or significantly scaled back, according to the Office of Rail and Road. The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, published in May, is... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
Projects designed to improve rail travel get £9m DfT funding

Projects designed to improve rail travel get £9m DfT funding
by Mark Moran

The government is to invest £9m in projects to... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
Sutton seeks Levelling Up boost to improve rail services

Sutton seeks Levelling Up boost to improve rail services
Deniz Huseyin

Sutton council has submitted a £32m bid to the... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Cardiff proposal for 50mph limit on dual carriageway
by Rhodri Clark

One of Cardiff’s principal approach roads will have its speed limit reduced from 70mph to 50mph to improve air quality, if Cardiff Council secures the necessary funding. The 50mph limit would apply to seven miles of the A4232 dual carriageway, including the viaduct across the lagoon upstream... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh steps up net zero bid as it expands EV bus fleet
Stuart Render

The delivery of four new fully-electric double-deck buses to local authority-owned Lothian Buses has helped City of Edinburgh Council take a step forward in its aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. The council’s City Mobility Plan 2021-2030 (CMP), approved in February this year,... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
And the Transport Planner of the Year is... Stephen Bennett!

And the Transport Planner of the Year is... Stephen Bennett!

Stephen Bennett, director transport consulting at Arup, has been named Transport Planner of the Year. The award, run by the Transport Planning Society (TPS), was presented to Bennett at the Transport Practitioners Meeting. Bennett, a past... continue

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13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
Mayor of South Yorkshire mandates face coverings in bus stations

Mayor of South Yorkshire mandates face coverings in bus stations
Mark Moran

Face coverings will remain mandatory in bus stations and... continue

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14 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Wales 20mph trial will be camera-free
Rhodri Clark

The first urban pilot of Wales’ 20mph default limit is expected to achieve a reasonable level of compliance despite excluding enforcement using average speed cameras, as experts had recommended. The Welsh Government aims to roll out 20mph as the default limit, instead of 30mph, by April 2023.... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Passengers are ‘afterthought’ in rail projects
Peter Plisner

The DfT lacks a convincing and timely plan for encouraging passengers back to the railway as part of Covid-19 recovery, according a report from the Public Accounts Committee. In a highly critical document MPs have express concern over plans to encourage people back  to rail travel. Current... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Autonomous minibus trials at business park

Staff working at Milton Park business park near Didcot will soon benefit from an automated driving public transport service after Oxfordshire County Council signed an agreement to procure an electric, self-driving minibus with partner Fusion Processing.  Oxfordshire County Council, as the... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Converted trains to deliver parcels in cities

High-speed parcel deliveries will soon be made by rail to satisfy a growing demand for faster freight. Network Rail and distribution firm Orion unveiled the new concept last week at Euston station. Former Class 319 passenger trains are being converted to take goods directly into city centre... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
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Fire marks further setback for Vivarail trains

Fire marks further setback for Vivarail trains

An initiative to re-use redundant London Underground trains on the main rail network suffered another setback this month when a fire broke out on one of the trains during crew... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

DfT ‘lacks understanding’ of market economies
by Rhodri Clark

The DfT lacks a basic grasp of how market economies work, according to rail entrepreneur Ian Yeowart. He is managing director of Grand Union Trains (GUT), which proposes to operate open access services from London Euston to Stirling and London Paddington to Carmarthen. Objecting to GUT’s... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

More seat space on Grand Union Trains

Grand Union Trains will provide more space per seat in Standard Class, as well as compartments in First Class, if its plans to operate an open-access service between London Euston and Stirling are approved. The pledge reflects possible changes in public attitudes to personal space in the wake of... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Group fights to save tunnels and bridges

A campaign group is calling on Highways England to scrap plans to demolish or infill bridges and tunnels as part of its management of the estate. The HRE Group – an alliance of engineers, active travel campaigners and greenway developers – argues that the decommissioned railway assets... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

New timescales for Scottish transport legislation
Rhodri Clark

Some of the provisions in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 may not come into effect until 2023, Transport Scotland has revealed.  In the Scottish Parliament, a Labour MSP recently criticised the slow pace of implementing the Act’s bus measures. Michael Matheson, secretary for net zero,... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

DfT set to support freight track access extension proposal

A consultation on a proposed five-year extension of the track access rights for rail freight operating companies (FOCs) has closed. The DfT said it supported the extension in principle. All FOCs in Britain were granted track access rights for 10 years in 2016, but the pandemic created a liquidity... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
‘Electric Highway’ plan unveiled by Gridserve

‘Electric Highway’ plan unveiled by Gridserve
by Peter Plisner

Gridserve, which opened the UK’s first all-electric car charging forecourt last year, has unveiled plans for a UK-wide network... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

University to study chargepoint distribution

A study investigating the most efficient distribution of electric vehicle chargepoints is to be carried out by Loughborough University. The OPTIC (Operation and Performance of Transport Infrastructure Chargepoints) project will examine the EV chargepoint network in Greater Manchester. This study... continue

13 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

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