The changing world of Mobility as a Service (and how to keep up)

The changing world of Mobility as a Service (and how to keep up)

Beate Kubitz

The Annual Survey of Mobility as a Service is now in its third year. Whatever your work in transport, either as a planner, providing public transport, bike share, car hire, leasing, payments,... continue

12 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Inspiring women in transport recognised

Inspiring women in transport recognised

Mark Moran

The winners of the 2019 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been revealed. Over the past 12 years... continue

14 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
First studies sales, demerger, and JVs for UK Bus business

First studies sales, demerger, and JVs for UK Bus business

Andrew Forster

The ownership structure of Britain’s bus industry... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Tube dust ‘not comparable to roadsides’

The health danger of dust on underground sections of London’s Tube network may be much lower than from particulates above ground, Transport for London believes. London Assembly environment committee chair Caroline Russell wrote to TfL about tube dust earlier this year (LTT 15 Mar). Russell... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Heathrow to consult on introducing road charges

Heathrow to consult on introducing road charges

Heathrow Airport plans to introduce an ultra-low emission zone by 2022 in advance of introducing a wider vehicle access charge for all cars, taxis and private hire vehicles entering the... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
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Climate activists ‘plot Heathrow closure’

Direct action climate group Extinction Rebellion says it will not put air passengers’ lives at risk in any protests that aim to force the closure of Heathrow Airport.  Leaked emails have revealed  that the group discussed flying drones at the airport on 18 June to force its closure... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA reviews bus regulation

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is asking bus operators for information about their existing services to inform a study into possible bus regulatory reform. The combined authority is exploring future operating models, including enhanced partnerships and franchising. The work... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA fails to appoint new chief

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has appointed joint interim chief executives John Hill and Kim Sawyer to the post permanently after a recruitment process failed to find a suitable full-time candidate. Martin Whiteley quit as chief executive last year, amid reports of a... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Major rail investment urged for Cambridge

A need for a major investment to increase track and platform capacity in and around Cambridge rail station has been identified in a study.  Network Rail’s Cambridge corridor study has considered the rail infrastructure needed to provide for demand growth to 2043. The DfT provided 50 per... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
TfL launches Sutton DRT trial, with plan for Ealing pilot too

TfL launches Sutton DRT trial, with plan for Ealing pilot too

Andrew Forster

Transport for London has launched a demand responsive bus... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Still no date for completion of Cardiff’s new bus station

Still no date for completion of Cardiff’s new bus station

The Welsh Government has still not concluded funding negotiations for Cardiff’s long-delayed bus station and does not know when the facility will open. Construction has yet to begin at the site near Cardiff Central... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Brighton e-buses innovate

Brighton & Hove Buses is taking delivery of 30 hybrid buses capable of zero-emission operation through the council’s ultra-low emission zone. The buses also feature cameras that remove the need for wing mirrors.  The company is investing  £9.2m in the Euro VI micro-hybrid... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Contactless trumps smartcard in Kent

The introduction of contactless ticketing by bus operators Stagecoach and Arriva takes ticketing forward beyond what the Kent +?Medway Connected pay-as-you-go smartcard promoted by Kent and Medway councils offers, says Kent. Neither operator participates in the smartcard and Kent officers told... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Bus-rail ticketing on Great Western

Great Western Railway has teamed up with bus operators to offer integrated rail and bus travel for visitors to the London-Bristol corridor. Great West Way Discoverer tickets are available in domestic and international formats. The one-day domestic pass is available for the east (£69) or west... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

TfWM to outlaw vaping on buses

Vaping will be banned on bus services and at bus stations and bus stops in the West Midlands under a new byelaw proposed by Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM). Other proposals include prohibiting the playing of loud music or creating noise that disturbs other passengers’ journeys, and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

London-Cardiff open access rail proposal criticised by DfT

Andrew Forster

The DfT and the operator of the Wales and Borders franchise have criticised plans for an open access rail service between London Paddington and Cardiff Central.  Grand Union Trains wants to run an hourly service between the cities, calling at Bristol Parkway, Severn Tunnel Junction and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Canadians buy UK’s largest bus maker

British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited has been acquired by NFI Group Inc., North America’s largest bus and coach manufacturer, for £320m.   Falkirk-headquartered ADL, the world’s biggest manufacturer of double-deck buses, employs more than 2,500 staff.... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Remove Arriva from Northern, say mayors

The Government is facing more legal action over its troubled rail franchising programme.  The latest claim has been brought by West Coast Trains Partnership Ltd, a joint venture comprising Stagecoach Group (50 per cent), SNCF (30 per cent) and Virgin (20 per cent). The DfT  disqualified... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Rail franchising hit by fresh legal claim

The Government is facing more legal action over its troubled rail franchising programme.  The latest claim has been brought by West Coast Trains Partnership Ltd, a joint venture comprising Stagecoach Group (50 per cent), SNCF (30 per cent) and Virgin (20 per cent). The DfT  disqualified... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

New finance offer for electric vehicle fleets

Municipal bus operator Newport Transport has become the first transport operator to use a new £120m financing facility for the roll-out of electric vehicles.  The operator has struck a deal with Zenobe Energy for the supply of 15 electric single-deck buses. Zenobe will finance the buses,... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Guided busway technology dismissed by Cambridge group

Guided busway technology dismissed by Cambridge group

On 4 June Chris Rand from the Smarter Cambridge Transport lobbying group used an opinion column in the Cambridge Independent newspaper to promote the idea of a light rail system for the city. “People use... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

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