15 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Uber drivers stage strikes across UK

Uber drivers staged strikes in several UK cities in a protest over pay and working conditions. Drivers taking part on the action switched off their apps from 1pm on 9 October, making themselves unavailable for work, union organisers said. Protests were also held outside the ride-hailing app's... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Crackdown on taxis in Clean Air Zones

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is seeking information from councils on taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) entering or moving within a Clean Air Zone. Councils in England and Wales will be required to share certain details on licensed taxis and PHVs to a central... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Rise in crime reported on transport network

Crimes on the rail network have risen by 17%, according to figures released by the British Transport Police (BTP) in its annual report. The BTP said that there were some 61,159 crimes in England, Scotland and Wales, in 2017/18 compared with 52,235 in 2016/17 period. Despite fluctuations in rates... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Five claims against Heathrow runway

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport received a setback in early October when the High Court gave permission for five separate claims against the runway to proceed to a full judicial review. The cases will be heard in March next year and the court could rule the plans unlawful in their... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
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SNP presses for new aviation duty

Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson is calling on the UK Government to solve the “defective” devolution that has delayed the halving of Air Passenger Duty (APD). The Scottish Government intends to replace APD with an Air Departure Tax (ADT), which is 50% lower than APD, and to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
ORR reports rise in passenger numbers in the South East

ORR reports rise in passenger numbers in the South East

Rhodri Clark

Rail passenger numbers in South East England have... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail contract starts without infrastructure partners

The new Wales and Borders rail contract will start on Sunday without the Infrastructure Delivery Partners in place for the Core Valley Lines modernisation.  Transport for Wales awarded the 15-year Operator and Development Partner (ODP) contract to KeolisAmey in June. This includes operation... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Vivarail trains are ‘just a stopgap’

Vivarail trains converted from old London Underground vehicles were chosen for the Borderlands Line (Wrexham-Bidston) to keep open the possibility of future bi-modal trains operating through services from Wrexham to Liverpool, Welsh transport secretary Ken Skates has said. Independent AM Mandy... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Flex train passes test milestone

The delayed project to convert former Thameslink electric trains to operate on diesel has passed a milestone, with one unit achieving 75mph on a test run. The Class 769 Flex units were due to be in service with train operator Northern by May. Their absence compounded the operator’s... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL set to change 33 bus routes

Transport for London has begun a consultation on making changes to 33 bus routes in the capital, including alterations to night services and the introduction of a new route. The majority of the proposed changes will take place in inner and central London. “Our customers are now finding that... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

ScotRail faces penalty for missing smartcard target

Rhodri Clark

ScotRail is likely to be penalised next year for missing its target of 60% of journeys being made with smart ticketing, following slow take-up of its smartcard. Usage of mobile tickets will count towards that target, Transport Scotland said last week, but ScotRail’s m-ticketing product is... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Martin Higgitt

I’ve done my fair share of travel behaviour change programmes in my... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

TfWM, Wales & Borders Railway – War against the motorist

If you are a regular user of Welsh trains and you think that much of the rolling stock you are forced to endure whilst travelling has seen better days then you are not alone – Transport for Wales chief executive James Price agrees with you. “I think people need to be aware that... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Small firms to trade at London transport hubs

Transport for London (TfL) is giving opportunities to small businesses to trade at transport hubs across the capital through a new partnership with online street trading platform StreetDots. The project enables customers to buy street food and coffee and will later offer them the opportunity to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Lamonte to leave TfGM for Sydney job

Lamonte to leave TfGM for Sydney job

The chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Jon Lamonte (pictured) is to join  the new statutory authority of Sydney... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today People
ORR makes Larkinson interim CEO

ORR makes Larkinson interim CEO

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has appointed John Larkinson (pictured) as interim chief executive. He was previously... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today People

Marsh takes digital transformation role

Nathan Marsh is now director – digital transformation, UK & Europe at Atkins having previously been director – UK & Europe, intelligent mobility at the consultant. Before joining Atkins, Marsh spent five years as director smart transport & digital cities practice at Ernst... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today People

InMotion Ventures brings in Seal-Driver

Joseph Seal-Driver is now entrepreneur in residence at InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover. InMotion Ventures invests in and creates businesses in the mobility, transportation and travel sector. Seal-Driver will focus on advising theses businesses. He was previously at bike hire firm Ofo, prior to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today People

Warner for Brighton and Hove Buses

Patrick Warner has been appointed head of innovations & strategy at Brighton & Hove Buses. He was previously innovation consultant at Go-Ahead Group... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today People

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