Consultation deadline nears for transport planning apprenticeship

The transport planning community is being urged to respond by next Monday to a consultation on how a new transport planner (integrated degree) apprenticeship standard will be assessed.  The... continue

4 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Scrap HS2 city centre links and focus on capacity, says peer

Scrap HS2 city centre links and focus on capacity, says peer

Andrew Forster

HS2 lines to central London, Birmingham, Manchester and... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Case for East West Rail phase 2 released

The DfT has published the strategic and economic cases for building the next stage of the East West Rail line. Phase one of East West Rail upgraded the Oxford-Bicester line and built a new connection between it and the London Marylebone line at Bicester.  Phase two will reinstate and upgrade... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

High-speed rail institute for Leeds

A plan to build an Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration in Leeds has been backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s investment committee. The proposed Institute is being led by the University of Leeds and aims to become a hub for high-speed rail innovation in track... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Jones steps down before M4 decision

Jones steps down before M4 decision

 has stepped down as first minister of Wales without taking a decision on building the M4 Relief Road around Newport.  Mark... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
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Welsh Government backtracks on TfW bus operation function

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government appears to have u-turned on its intention to make Transport for Wales (TfW) increasingly responsible for bus operations. A White Paper on public transport instead proposes giving local authorities the power to introduce bus franchises. In January, transport secretary Ken Skates... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
All-Wales bus stop procurement?

All-Wales bus stop procurement?

Procurement of bus stop furniture on an all-Wales basis would reduce costs and improve facilities for passengers, says the... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Wales to raise free bus travel age

The Welsh Government is proposing to raise the eligibility age for free bus travel from 60 as it seeks to curb the rising cost of its nationwide concessionary travel scheme. The scheme was launched in 2002 to provide free bus passes to disabled people and pensioners, defined as women aged 60 and... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Poor VfM case for re-opening railway

Reopening the railway between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen via Lampeter would have a benefit to cost ratio of 0.43, says a study commissioned by the Transport for Wales. Consultant Mott MacDonald estimates the construction cost for an hourly rail service at £775m, including an optimism bias... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Single tier taxi/PHV licence plan axed

The Welsh Government offered no explanation this week for abandoning its proposed common regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs). The new White Paper on Improving Public Transport contains other proposals on taxi and PHV licensing. Last year Welsh transport secretary Ken Skates said:... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Cambridge wants low emission buses

Cambridgeshire County Council is inviting bus operators to come forward with proposals to pilot low emission buses in Cambridge. The council has issued a market testing notice on behalf of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP). The buses could range from full battery operated vehicles with depot... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Reading to clean up bus emissions

Reading Borough Council is working with Reading Buses on a funding application to Government to install retrofit emissions systems in up to 137 buses. The council says bringing the buses up to Euro VI standard will ensure nitrogen dioxide concentrations comply with the EU limit value.... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
WECA’s transport plan reliant on massive increase in funds

WECA’s transport plan reliant on massive increase in funds

Andrew Forster

Transport spending in Bristol and the surrounding area... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Third Metrobus route set for launch

A third Metrobus route in Bristol will commence operations next month. Service M1 between Cribbs Causeway, to the north of Bristol, and Hengrove Park to the south will commence on 6 January.  Bristol Community Transport is the operator, acting as a sub-contractor to FirstGroup (LTT 13 Apr).... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Sheffield tram-train team studies Portishead

The team behind the Sheffield  tram-train project has been asked to see if the technology is suitable for use on the Portishead branch in North Somerset.   Re-opening of the Portishead branch is a key part of phase one of the MetroWest rail project, being led by North Somerset... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Capital’s travel demand hit by slowdown in population rise

Andrew Forster

a range of factors help explain why trip rates in London are declining and aggregate demand for public transport is flatlining, according to new analysis by Transport for London. It also shows that cycle use fell in the capital last year.  “With a subdued economy, and evidence of a... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Capital’s bus use forecast to fall further

Capital’s bus use forecast to fall further

Transport for London this week put back the date for achieving an operating surplus by a year, to 2022/23, blaming the delayed opening of the Elizabeth line... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Edinburgh and London to host driverless bus and taxi trials

Edinburgh and London to host driverless bus and taxi trials

The public will be able to try out a driverless bus service in Scotland and two driverless taxi schemes in London, after the projects received a share of a £25m Government grant.  The projects are the winners in the fourth... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

RATP axes Slide in Bristol

An on-demand shared ride service in Bristol, described as the UK’s first such operation, has been withdrawn. RATP Dev launched the Slide Bristol operation as a pilot scheme in summer 2016 using a mix of 13 Volkswagen Transporters and Ford Transits. The service operated in peak hours only,... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

Further growth on Manchester busway

Patronage is continuing to grow on First Manchester’s Vantage bus services that use the busway between Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley, Salford and Manchester. Services were launched in April 2016, initially with eight buses an hour daytime and up to 12 during the peak. Alex Cropper, Transport for... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

‘No easy alternative to diesel for rail freight’

The Railway Standards and Safety Board (RSSB) is commissioning research into how to decarbonise the rail freight sector.  “The existing rail freight fleet of locomotives do not exhibit the same air quality standards as the new heavy goods vehicle [HGV] fleet when normalised to power... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News

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