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£56m for Portsmouth and South East Hampshire transport network

£56m for Portsmouth and South East Hampshire transport network

Mark Moran

Local transport projects in the Portsmouth city region will... continue

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28 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
£32m for Norwich’s transport network

£32m for Norwich’s transport network

Mark Moran

Norwich is to receive just over £32m of government funding to overhaul local transport links. Funding... continue

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28 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Welsh Government to provide £84.6m for Welsh bus services

Welsh Government to provide £84.6m for Welsh bus services

Mark Moran

The Welsh Government is to provide £84.6m in... continue

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28 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Welsh Government accuses UK Government of re-announcing existing spending pledges

Welsh Government accuses UK Government of re-announcing existing spending pledges

Mark Moran

Wales is not receiving the level of investment in transport infrastructure... continue

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28 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Stricter coronavirus rules introduced across UK

Stricter coronavirus rules introduced across UK

Mark Moran

A raft of new coronavirus restrictions will apply across the UK as the number of cases increases. The package of measures for England... continue

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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Journey Makers volunteers are providing safer rail journeys

Journey Makers volunteers are providing safer rail journeys

Volunteers focused on providing passengers with simpler and safer train journeys were recognised by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris. The minister thanked ‘Journey Makers’ at Norwich Station for their role in helping... continue

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End of the line for rail franchising

End of the line for rail franchising

Mark Moran

The UK’s rail franchising system has come to an end, with the government announcing an extended... continue

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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Road traffic levels get back to normal but rail stuck in siding

Road traffic levels get back to normal but rail stuck in siding

Andrew Forster

Road traffic volumes in Britain are exceeding their pre-Covid... continue

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21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Use public transport or lose it, warns Cambridgeshire’s mayor

Use public transport or lose it, warns Cambridgeshire’s mayor

The elected mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has urged people to start using public transport again, warning that services will be cut if they don’t. James Palmer said: “Despite an increase in recent weeks, the number of... continue

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Rail industry urges people to take a train

The rail industry has launched a campaign to persuade people to use rail again as figures suggest that patronage is only just over a third of pre-Covid levels.    The launch of the #RailToRecovery campaign by the Rail Delivery Group, comes amid fears of a second wave of Covid-19 cases,... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Skates presses DfT to back S Wales rail plan

Welsh transport minister Ken Skates has urged the DfT to support plans to enhance rail capacity on the south Wales main line between Cardiff and the Severn Tunnel.  Skates has welcomed the emerging conclusions of the South East Wales transport commission chaired by Lord Burns.  It... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Taxi trade challenges TfL on active travel

London’s taxi trade has threatened legal action against Transport for London over the capital’s Covid-19 temporary traffic management programme. Alex Williams, TfL’s director of city planning, said: “We have received two legal claims brought on behalf of the taxi trade in... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

No electrification for East West Rail

The new East West Rail line across central southern England will not initially be electrified, says Network Rail. The next phase (phase two) of the project covers the lines between Bicester, Bletchley/Milton Keynes and Bedford. Network Rail’s board endorsed the project in June, and its... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Electric buses for routes in Leeds

First West Yorkshire is to operate route 5 in Leeds (Halton Moor/ city centre loop) with nine electric single deck buses from October. Electric double deck buses will operate the Stourton park-and-ride route in Leeds from late- 2021. The vehicles are part-funded through the DfT’s Office for... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

DfT offers £1.5m for transport innovations

The DfT is inviting entrepreneurs and innovators to bid for a share of £1.5m from new rounds of the Technology Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG). The Department is making £1m available for the Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grant (T-TRIG), with a focus on... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Transport for Wales could take over council bus tendering role

Transport for Wales could take over tendered bus service procurement from local authorities as part of wider reforms to the bus industry proposed by the Welsh Government. The shake-up follows the Welsh Government’s decision to withdraw the Bus Services (Wales) Bill this summer. It featured... continue

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Scots Covid rail bill: £250m in six months

transport scotland  estimates that Covid-19 has imposed additional costs of £250m on the taxpayer for the operating the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises   during the initial six month emergency measures agreements (EMAs). Transport Scotland introduced the EMAs for the two... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Electric bus fund ‘may thwart franchising’

Electric bus fund ‘may thwart franchising’

Government funding for zero emission buses in England must not undermine the ability of local transport authorities to introduce bus franchising, the Urban Transport... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

WYCA criticises Covid bus payments

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is paying bus operators about £2.5m of concessionary fares reimbursement a month for journeys that are not being made. The Government has asked local transport authorities in England to continue paying reimbursement at pre-Covid levels to help ensure bus... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Notts bus services ‘at risk’ after Covid

Bus operators in Nottinghamshire say some commercial services will become unviable because of Covid-19. Nottinghamshire’s corporate director of place, Adrian Smith, told councillors: “Bus operators have approached the county council with longer term concerns for some marginal services... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

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