Passenger trust in rail falls to new depths, says Which? report

Patrick McDonnell

Trust in the rail industry has fallen to its lowest point for six years, reveals a report from the consumer organisation Which? In July 2018, only 23% said they trusted train travel, a 6%... continue

15 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features

Towards a new Future of Mobility – understanding key trends

Last month, the Governement launched the first stages of its Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, declaring that the UK is on the cusp of 'a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside...driven by extraordinary innovation in engineering,... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Politicians didn’t see adviser’s damning assessment of HS2

Politicians didn’t see adviser’s damning assessment of HS2

Andrew Forster

A damning assessment of the HS2 project was prepared by a... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL streets chief walked away with £445,000 severance pay

Leon Daniels, Transport for London’s former managing director of surface transport, received a severance payment of almost £445,000 when he left the organisation last December. Garrett Emmerson, TfL’s former chief operating officer for surface transport, received almost... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Electric bus fleet for Harrogate

Harrogate is to become the first place in the country to introduce a new method of electric bus charging using overhead masts installed at bus stops. Transdev subsidiary the Harrogate Bus Company will introduce a fleet of eight single deck Volvo electric buses to three routes in the town later this... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

EEH bus association

Bus operators in the England’s Economic Heartland area have formed an association whose chair, Stagecoach’s Robin Knight, will sit on the EEH’s strategic transport forum.  The association includes Stagecoach, Arriva, Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel, Carousel Buses, City... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Launch date for new Metrobus route

FirstGroup will launch its second Metrobus route in the Bristol area on 3 September. The M2 will be a commercial service, operating Monday to Saturday between the Long Ashton park-and-ride site and the city centre. The route features sections of guided busway. The M2 will replace the 903 route,... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

East Coast rail plan angers NECA

The North East Combined Authority has criticised the DfT’s suggestion that one of the two hourly Cross Country rail services to Newcastle could be axed as a way of reducing congestion on the two-track section of the East Coast Main Line between Northallerton and Newcastle (LTT 22 Jun). The... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Parry People Mover refurbished

Pre-Metro Operations Ltd (PMOL), the operator of the Stourbridge Town to Stourbridge Junction railway in the West Midlands that uses Parry People Movers, is refurbishing another vehicle for future use. PMOL says the diesel/flywheel hybrid vehicle could will be made available for hire around the UK... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Isle of Wight Council wants rail extension

The Isle of Wight Council wants the Government to explore extending the island’s rail network to serve Newport, the island’s county town. Council leader Dave Stewart made the request in a letter to the DfT supporting South Western Railway operator First/MTR’s plan to modernise the... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Build new P&R sites as temporary facilities, says mayor on Metro mission

Build new P&R sites as temporary facilities, says mayor on Metro mission

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has ordered future... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
DfT caught out by feedback on community transport reforms

DfT caught out by feedback on community transport reforms

Andrew Forster

The DfT is grappling with a range of complex points... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

TfGM to seek bus franchise auditor

Transport for Greater Manchester is to appoint an independent audit organisation to review its bus franchising proposal, should the Greater Manchester Combined Authority decide to pursue a franchise scheme. The Bus Services Act 2017 requires authorities pursuing franchising to appoint an auditor to... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

First Manchester to go contactless

All First Manchester buses will accept contactless payments by card or mobile phone from October. Mobile payment methods will be Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and bPay. Passengers will receive a paper ticket and a paper receipt.... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Funds in place for busway extension

A funding package has been put in place to extend Hampshire’s ‘Eclipse’ busway between Fareham and Gosport by 900 metres at the Gosport end. The extension will facilitate an additional Eclipse service to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus, as well as journey time savings of... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Gtr Manchester presses for local licensing

Greater Manchester Combined Authority wants the Government to act to prevent taxi and private hire drivers licensed in other parts of the country from operating within the conurbation.  The ten metropolitan districts, with support from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), are developing a... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Council threatens bus station closure

One of the most modern bus stations in Wales is under threat of closure as the local authority grapples with funding challenges. Bridgend County Borough Council is also considering ending its bus subsidies and abolishing school crossing patrols, among other cost-saving measures.  The bus... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Grayling rejects splitting up GWR

Grayling rejects splitting up GWR

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has decided against splitting up the Great Western Railway franchise. The present franchise... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Highways England’s workforce expands

Highways England recruited more than 1,700 staff in 2017/18, helping grow the company by more than 20 per cent for the second year running. About 275 staff transferred to the Government company from companies that performed asset management functions under contract in four regions, and 174... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Khan pledges more 20mph limits on TLRN

Khan pledges more 20mph limits on TLRN

A 20mph speed limit will be introduced on all Transport for London roads within the central London congestion charging zone, London mayor Sadiq Khan... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

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