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DfT spells out cost of pandemic

DfT spells out cost of pandemic
Peter Stonham

The stresses of a very tough year are made clear in the annual report and accounts for the DfT for 2020-21. The impacts of the pandemic on both transport service delivery and expenditure are among the issues addressed in the 300-page document. The DfT’s permanent secretary Bernadette Kelly... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
‘Local commitment’ key to meeting net zero targets

‘Local commitment’ key to meeting net zero targets
Deniz Huseyin

Targets set by the Climate Change Committee in its sixth carbon budget will be missed because of a lack of focus, commitment and resources at a local level, Professor Greg Marsden has... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Scottish traffic chief calls for funding as workload increases

The Scottish Traffic Commissioner, Claire Gilmore, says her office must be given the financial support it needs in order to cope with increased demands resulting from implementation of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019.  The Scottish Government, unlike its Welsh counterpart, currently provides... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
£3bn pledge for buses ‘not enough’

£3bn pledge for buses ‘not enough’
Deniz Huseyin

The Government’s Spending Review will need to make significantly more funding available for... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Bidders shortlisted for HS2 station

Bidders shortlisted for HS2 station
Peter Plisner

HS2 Ltd has announced the shortlist of bidders for the contract to build the Birmingham Interchange... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Williams-Shapps Plan is ‘no threat’ to TfW integration
Rhodri Clark

The creation of Great British Railways (GBR), as outlined in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, will not deflect the Welsh Government’s ambition to integrate transport and provide a common branding, according to Transport for Wales chief executive James Price. The Williams-Shapps Plan said... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

On-street mobility hub trials for West Midlands

Mobility hubs are due to be trialled across the West Midlands this autumn, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has announced.  TfWM said the mobility hubs could include: shared transport such as e-scooters, cargo bicycles, West Midlands cycle hire, bike loans, electric car club vehicles and... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

HS2 restoration work underway at Curzon Street
Peter Plisner

HS2 has begun restoring one of the world’s oldest railway buildings on the site of its planned Curzon Street station in Birmingham. The Grade 1 listed building has been integrated into HS2’s plans for the new Curzon Street Station, which will provide an enhanced setting to reflect the... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

East Lothian approves plan for new rail station

East Lothian Council has approved plans for a new station on the East Coast mainline in the village of East Linton. The two-platform station will be fully accessible with lifts and a footbridge connecting both platforms, and will have 126 car parking spaces.  Scottish transport minister Graeme... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Birmingham’s new stations taking shape

Birmingham’s new stations taking shape
Peter Plisner

Two new stations being built in Birmingham are rising up from the ground at a rapid pace. Perry Barr and... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Publisher’s statement: Your LTT magazine

Welcome to the new incarnation of LTT magazine, returning to continue our 32 year mission of providing independent, authoritative and trusted news and analysis for the UK transport sector.  Although  now  digitally delivered, you will recognise the familiar shape, structure  and... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Budget open access service planned for London to Edinburgh line
Deniz Huseyin

FirstGroup is preparing to launch a budget open access train service between London and Edinburgh on the East Coast Main Line next month. The move comes as regulators deny a claim, in the last issue of LTT, that their decisions are unfair to open access operators. The budget service, called Lumo,... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Newly employed to get free travel in West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and local transport operators are offering newly employed people free travel on bus, tram and rail services.  Through the Workwise scheme, residents who have gained a new job will get free travel for eight weeks and then half price tickets for a further four... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Swansea to repeat free bus travel after summer success

Swansea Council intends to provide free bus travel for everyone in the next two school holidays, following a surge in passenger numbers when free travel was provided on Fridays to Mondays throughout August. The authority used some of its £20m Covid-19 recovery funding to allow free travel on... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Legal challenge to LTN thrown out

Legal challenge to LTN thrown out
Deniz Huseyin

A legal challenge to Hackney’s Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) has been rejected by the... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Cardiff Council installs raised pavements at junctions
Rhodri Clark

Cardiff Council has installed raised footways across the entrances to side roads on Cowbridge Road East, a long residential and shopping street west of the city centre. Give Way markings for vehicle drivers have been moved back, to reinforce that pedestrians walking along Cowbridge Road East have... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Bus lanes and bike bridge for Leicester

Bus lanes and bike bridge for Leicester
Deniz Huseyin

A bike friendly footbridge, new bus lanes and footpaths and junction improvements feature in a £7.5m scheme... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Welsh plan for cycleways and public transport in every village
Rhodri Clark

Every village in Wales will have a safe cycle route to the nearest town and hourly public transport, if an ambitious Welsh Government plan comes to fruition. Details of the “rural offer” are due to be revealed next year, in the delivery plan for the Llwybr Newydd transport strategy. LTT... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Clean air grants offered to councils

Clean air grants offered to councils

The Government has announced a new round of funding worth £9m to help councils in England improve air quality. The Air Quality Grant... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Funding bid for zero emission buses in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is seeking £4.2m funding from DfT for a new Zero Emission Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme for Cambridge. The funding would cover the cost of 30 electric double-decker buses, which would be used on short busy routes in the city... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Launch of Oxford city centre zero emission zone delayed

Launch of Oxford city centre zero emission zone delayed

The start date of a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) trial in Oxford city centre has been moved from December 2021 to February 2022 to allow more time to “resolve technical complexities” said Oxford City Council and... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Bikehangar boost for Waltham Forest

Bikehangar boost for Waltham Forest
Deniz Huseyin

Another 42 Bikehangars are to be installed in the London Borough of Waltham Forest this autumn, taking... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Free e-bike loan scheme launched in Wales
Rhodri Clark

An electric bike pilot scheme is being rolled out in five locations across Wales – Rhyl, Swansea, Newtown (with links to Aberystwyth) and Barry – offering free loan of the bikes to residents. The scheme, which has received £1m funding from the Welsh Government, is being run by the... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Electric cargo bikes for hire

An electric cargo bike share scheme has been launched in the London borough of Hackney. Eight electrically assisted cargo bikes will be available to rent from four docking stations across the borough, with two in Shoreditch, one in London Fields and one in Stoke Newington.  Each of the e-cargo... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

More bike hire for Coventry

Coventry’s cycle hire scheme has been expanded to Coventry Railway Station and the University of Warwick campus, with an additional 75 bikes and nine new docking stations made available to users.  Seven of the docking stations are on the University of Warwick site while the other two... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

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