19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
New car park opens at Market Harborough station

New car park opens at Market Harborough station

A 300-space car park opened to the public at Market Harborough station in Leicestershire on the Midland Main Line on 18 June. The opening of new car park has enabled the existing one to... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
18 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Light rail and tri-mode trains to run on Cardiff’s Valley Lines

Light rail and tri-mode trains to run on Cardiff’s Valley Lines

Rhodri Clark

Two fleets of new trains will be introduced to the Core Valley... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Mayor orders halt to Cambridgeshire Park & Ride, busway and pricing work

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority mayor James Palmer has ordered a halt to all development work on new busways, park-and-ride, and road charging, until a review determines whether the projects are consistent with his transport objectives.  Palmer’s instruction is a... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
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Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Andrew Forster

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has asked Office of Rail... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

New funding model for MetroWest probed

North Somerset Council has vowed to find a way of delivering the MetroWest phase one project to improve local rail services in Bristol and surrounding area, following the DfT’s rejection of a bid to the Large Local Majors Fund (LTT 25 May). MetroWest phase one would see the branch to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Hardie prepares conclusions on Edinburgh’s tram debacle

Hardie prepares conclusions on Edinburgh’s tram debacle

If any budding student of project management had the time, then Edinburgh has been the place to be for the last nine months as the inquiry into the city’s tram debacle took oral evidence from scores of witnesses.... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan reviews TfL severance pay

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a review into senior staff severance pay across the Greater London Authority after it emerged that Transport for London paid out more than £50m in severance during 2017/18, the second year running the figure has been this high. As part of its efficiency... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL trials passenger counting tech

Transport for London has launched a trial of five automatic passenger counting technologies on London bus services.  The three-month trial will run on seven buses and test: • Cameras aimed across the bus floor observing the footsteps of passengers getting on and off the bus •... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Wrexham-Merseyrail service explored

Wrexham-Merseyrail service explored

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government is sending a senior civil servant to Liverpool next week to discuss the possibility... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT wanted more cost pressure on franchise

The DfT encouraged Transport for Wales to demand more from bidders for the Wales and Borders franchise at a late stage in the procurement, only to change its mind about three or four months ago, according to TfW.  The DfT’s rethink appears to have coincided with concerns about... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Free rail travel for youths

Free or discounted travel for children and young people will be introduced on Wales and Borders rail services in 2020. Children aged under five currently travel free. This will be extended to all children aged under 11 years. The offer may be of limited use to parents and grandparents, however,... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Zonal ticketing for Metrolink

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has approved a zonal fares system for travel on the Manchester Metrolink. The current fare structure uses point-to-point fares based on 18 underlying fare bands. The new zonal structure, to be introduced next year, features four zones and will facilitate the... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Unions blamed for rail fare rises

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has blamed trade unions for above-inflation fare rises on the railways. “I want the rate of increase of rail fares to come down,” he told MPs. “The biggest barrier to that is the Labour Party’s and the trade unions’ insistence that... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail freight depot plan for Northamptonshire

Plans for a rail-served distribution park in Northamptonshire have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by Roxhill Developments Ltd. The Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange proposal would be sited on land west of the A508, south-west of M1 junction 15, and on the east side of the... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

BRT, tram-train and major new road proposed for Stockport

Andrew Forster

Bus rapid transit, tram-trains and a controversial new road all feature in a draft transport strategy for the south-east side of Greater Manchester published by Stockport and Cheshire East councils.   The refresh of the 2001 South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) has been prepared... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
TfGM develops station partnering plans after devolution rebuff

TfGM develops station partnering plans after devolution rebuff

Transport for Greater Manchester is working on new plans to enhance the conurbation’s rail stations following transport secretary Chris Grayling’s decision to refuse the full transfer of stations to Greater Manchester Combined... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Coventry approves removal of bus lanes

Coventry City Council is to permanently remove 1.6 miles of bus lanes after declaring their trial suspension a success. The council suspended eight sections of lane last January using an experimental traffic regulation order, saying that doing so would reduce traffic congestion and improve air... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
The vision thing: Greengauge sets out 20-year rail strategy

The vision thing: Greengauge sets out 20-year rail strategy

A long-term plan for Britain’s railways, involving expenditure of hundreds of billions of pounds on new lines and upgrades, has been published by Greengauge 21, the think tank-cum-lobby group that helped put high-speed rail, in... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

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