‘TravelBot’ to tell passengers when their next bus is due

‘TravelBot’ to tell passengers when their next bus is due

Patrick McDonnell

A ‘TravelBot’ that ‘chats’ to customers and offers real-time travel information has been launched by Transport for London (TfL).  The tool,... continue

13 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Lord Adonis: Brexit could scupper Heathrow and other major transport projects - reports

Lord Adonis: Brexit could scupper Heathrow and other major transport projects - reports

Lee Baker

A 'Hard Brexit' where the UK leaves the Single Market and the Customs Union could... continue

27 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Tory-DUP deal: £400m for infrastructure, study on air passenger duty impact

Tory-DUP deal: £400m for infrastructure, study on air passenger duty impact

Lee Baker

The Conservative and Democratic Unionist Party parties have agreed an... continue

26 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Lee Baker

The Queen's Speech confirmed that the Government will bring forward further... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Bidders shortlisted for HS2 franchise

The DfT has shortlisted three bidders for the West Coast Partnership franchise, which will include running initial services on the HS2 network.  The shortlisted bidders are: • First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited, a joint venture of FirstGroup plc (70%) and Trenitalia UK Limited... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
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SouthEastern shortlist

The DfT has shortlisted four bidders for the next SouthEastern rail franchise that will start in December 2018. They are:  • South Eastern Holdings Ltd, a joint venture company that on franchise award will be wholly owned by Abellio Transport Group Ltd and East Japan Railway Company and... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Contactless tickets in West Berkshire

Municipally-owned Reading Transport Ltd has introduced contactless debit and credit card ticketing to its Kennections network of bus routes serving Newbury, Hungerford and the Kennet Valley. Contactless ticketing was introduced on the company’s Reading’s bus network in January.... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

October date for Scots electric trains

The first electric rail services on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High line should operate on 2 October, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has told Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf. Electric trains had been due for launch in December last year but the project has suffered... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

End of the line for Breich?

Network Rail has launched a consultation on closing Breich station on the Edinburgh-Glasgow Central via Shotts line in West Lothian. The station is only served by one train a day in each direction and station footfall in 2015/16 was just 138 passengers. The line is being modernised with... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Crossrail to Ebbsfleet probed

A multi-authority working group including Kent County Council is  to apply to the DfT this autumn for funds to develop a business case to extend the east-west Crossrail from its current terminus at Abbey Wood in South East London to Ebbsfleet in Kent. The working group is currently preparing a... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Glasgow Queen St study continues

Investigatory work is continuing in an attempt to find a way forward for a planned retail extension that appeared in jeopardy because of the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station.  Glasgow City Council approved the Buchanan Quarter Tax Increment Financing (TIF) business case in 2011... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Oxford publishes guidance to  steer station redevelopment

Oxford publishes guidance to steer station redevelopment

Andrew Forster

Planning guidance has been published for the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Tees Valley explores Bus Services Act

Tees Valley Combined Authority (CA) is to explore the partnership and franchising powers of the Bus Services Act 2017. The CA has allocated £80,000 to the work, which will pay for an officer to be seconded from Darlington Council to develop options, and fund external consultancy support as... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

TfN probes ticketing back office options

Transport for the North has opened talks with potential suppliers of a back office system for smart and contactless ticketing.  TfN wants passengers to be able to make journeys on multiple modes of transport and across multiple operators, and be charged the ‘best price’ for the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Heathrow third runway thrown into serious doubt by political turmoil

RIk Thomas

“The Conservatives are set to form a minority government, which could affect a range of transport issues from Heathrow expansion to road schemes even if the Conservatives remain in Government,” said Guardian journalist Chris Ames on 9 June, the day after the General Election. These... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Adrian Grant, Managing director, The TAS Partnership, Preston PR1

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23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Features
Wales consults on taxi licensing reforms

Wales consults on taxi licensing reforms

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the licensing system for taxi and private hire vehicles (PHVs). As LTT reported last... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Bombardier supplies new trains to SWT

FirstGroup and MTR have placed an order with Bombardier for the construction of 90 new trains for the South West Trains franchise. The trains should start to come into service from mid-2019 with all in place by December 2020. They will operate on the Windsor, Reading and West London suburban... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Councils procure rail framework

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire councils are procuring a two-year framework for consultancy support on rail projects. The contract will run to 17 August 2019. The closing date for submissions is 17 July.... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT builds coach service database

The DfT is commissioning a national database of coach services. “To provide comprehensive data across all public transport modes, details of these services need to be present in any public transport planner claiming to offer comprehensive travel options to its customers,” explains the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Causes of capital’s congestion probed

Transport for London and the Greater London Authority have jointly commissioned consultant Integrated Transport Planning to prepare a report on the increased traffic congestion seen on the capital’s roads in the last five years. The report should be published before mayor Sadiq Khan’s... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

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