An extra £20m for bus priority in London as passenger numbers fall again

Lee Baker

Transport for London is allocating an extra £20m for bus priority measures to "accelerate" the programme after bus passenger numbers continued to fall. TfL's 2017/18 budget assumes that demand will reduce... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Royal Berkshire Hospital to trial park & ride scheme

Mark Moran

A park & ride scheme is being trialled in a bid to alleviate traffic congestion around a hospital in the centre of Reading. The P&R service will run between the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and a site near junction 11 of the M4. It will cost passengers £2 for a single and... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Looking4Transfers expands Ryanair partnership to provide airport transfers in Italy

Mark Moran

Purple Parking subsidiary Looking4Transfers has expanded its relationship with Ryanair to provide customers with transfers to and from some of the busiest airports in Italy. Yorkshire-based Looking4Transfers is an international airport transfers booking agent. It is quickly becoming the market... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

Mark Moran

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened the UK’s first... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Nobody supports S Yorks HS2 plan’

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has criticised the Government’s revised plan for HS2 in South Yorkshire. The plans would see a spur connecting HS2 to the Midland Main Line in Derbyshire, enabling HS2 services to serve Chesterfield and Sheffield’s existing city centre station,... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
West Midlands Combined Authority

Network Development and Delivery Manager

Network Development and Delivery Manager £47,329 to £53,272 36.5 hours per week Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is responsible for delivering the passenger transport objectives and aspirations of... £47,329 to £53,272

find out more...

Closes 7 Apr 2017Jobs

Border Country seeks funding

Local authorities on either side of the Scottish border want to strike a deal with the UK and Scottish governments for additional funding to deliver transport infrastructure and other projects.  The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Initiative brings together five local authorities: Cumbria County... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Rail ‘misses out on property value uplift’

Rail derives little or no value from property development schemes as the industry is barred from owning non-operational land for non-rail purposes, says former TfL deputy chairman Daniel Moylan. “There is insufficient revenue from new rail infrastructure to pay its way, and there are limited... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

NR explains developer contributions policy

Network Rail has explained its plans to secure funding for station improvements from property developers.  NR has requested contributions from the developer of a new building immediately outside Cardiff Central station (LTT 03 Mar). The funding would have paid for enhancements to the station... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Review value of electrification schemes, MPs tell ministers

Andrew Forster

The Government should review its rail electrification plans such as for the Midland Main Line and TransPennine line in the light of the Great Western electrification debacle, the House of Commons public accounts committee has told ministers.  The committee’s report on the Great Western... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

First to sell Borders bus operations

FirstGroup is to sell its operations in the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, saying that the success of the re-opened Borders Railway has made the operations “unsustainable”. Bus operator West Coast Motors is in talks with FirstGroup to take over the operations. First Scotland East... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transit system for Luton Airport

Tendering has opened for  the contracts to supply an automated transit system to connect Luton Airport and the nearby Luton Airport Parkway railway station. The airport and station are currently connected by a shuttle bus but the airport plans to build a “guided mass passenger transit... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
TfL procures new DLR train fleet

TfL procures new DLR train fleet

Transport for London is to procure a new fleet of Docklands Light Railway (DLR) trains to replace much of the existing fleet... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transport Scotland procures public transport ePurse

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland has launched the procurement process for a national public transport ePurse and new back office system to support smart ticketing. An information day for prospective bidders is being held next week. Two contracts will be procured: one for delivering a national ePurse and the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Mirror rails against great bus industry ‘rip off’

On 6 March The Daily Mirror was strongly critical of the private companies that run most of the UK’s bus services, describing the current state of affairs as “The great British bus ‘rip off’ with shareholders raking in millions while services are... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Chancellor criticised for lack of transport knowledge

Well-known transport commentator Christian Wolmar savaged Chancellor Philip Hammond in a comment piece on the Labour List website on 10 March, the latter’s status as a former transport secretary notwithstanding. “Philip Hammond’s knowledge of transport was well summed up at my... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

New line could alleviate Ebbsfleet pressures

A new railway line connecting Ebbsfleet International into south London’s rail network could help ease growing capacity pressures in the area, according to Network Rail’s new draft South East route study. Services from Ebbsfleet International run to St Pancras International over High... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Private sector invited to solve rail South East’s capacity crunch

The DfT is inviting the rail industry to come forward with ideas for bringing more private capital into improving rail infrastructure within the South Eastern rail franchise area focused on Kent.  A consultation on the next South Eastern rail franchise, which begins in December 2018, states:... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
No case for a new London to Brighton rail corridor, says DfT

No case for a new London to Brighton rail corridor, says DfT

Andrew Forster

The Government has ruled out funding new rail lines in the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Crossrail 2: bad for London and the regions

Stephen Plowden

There are signs that people are beginning to question whether spending so much money on Crossrail 2 is fair to other regions (‘Prioritise North’s rail before Crossrail 2’ LTT 03 Mar). We should also be questioning whether Crossrail 2 is even in the interests of London and the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

The impact of Uber

Private hire ‘transport platform’ Uber seems never to be far away from the news. Last week it lost a High Court challenge against TfL’s requirement for private hire drivers to pass a written English test as well as a verbal one. Uber says this could force thousands of its drivers... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Bus regulation: a red herring for tackling the industry’s ills

Julian Peddle

Considering that Roger Sexton has been criticising and castigating the deregulated bus industry for years I am amazed he has only just woken up to the fact that concessionary reimbursement to operators is set so low in rural areas (Letters LTT 03 Mar). This data has been publicly available for... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2017 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7857

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise