Grayling throws a spanner in STB plans for statutory status

Grayling throws a spanner in STB plans for statutory status

England’s non-statutory sub-national transport bodies (STBs) are preparing a joint response to the DfT after transport secretary Chris Grayling told them he does not want... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Williams promises revolution in rail structure

Major reforms to how Britain’s railways are governed will be recommended by the Williams Review this autumn. In a speech last week, Keith Williams said: “I have been frank with the DfT about the scale of change required – including a different role for the DfT – to create a... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Concerns voiced about TfSE’s powers

Some of Transport for the South East’s constituent authorities have expressed concern about the powers that it?is seeking, should it become a statutory sub-national transport body. TfSE is consulting stakeholders  on acquiring a wide range of powers when it becomes a statutory body,... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA?wants franchise influence

James Palmer, the mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, wants the Government to grant the body sign-off rights for future rail franchises covering the area. Palmer voiced frustration at the lack of progress being made in his attempt to persuade CrossCountry to improve... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT invites bids to station access fund

The DfT has invited the rail industry to bid for a share of £20m for small-scale improvements to make rail stations across Britain more accessible to disabled people. The funding will pay for measures such as tactile paving, handrails and ‘Harrington Humps’ that increase platform... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
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Views sought on SW Scotland priorities

Transport Scotland is inviting views on possible transport infrastructure investments in South-West Scotland.  A study by consultants AECOM and Peter Brett Associates has identified 23 options for further consideration as part of the Scottish Government’s second Strategic Transport... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Funding for Borders Rail to Carlisle study

Funding for Borders Rail to Carlisle study

The UK and Scottish Governments are to jointly fund investigations into extending the Borders Railway from Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders to Carlisle. Each... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Airport rail station work progresses

Work is continuing on a plan for an intercity rail station serving Doncaster Sheffield Airport and offering park-and-ride for rail passengers. Doncaster Council is working on the idea with Doncaster Sheffield Airport, the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, Network Rail and Transport for the... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Jarvis calls for S Yorks parkway

Sheffield city region combined authority mayor Dan Jarvis this week called for a new Barnsley Dearne Valley parkway rail station to be built on the Northern Powerhouse rail network in preference to a parkway station on HS2.   Government company HS2 Ltd has floated the idea of a South Yorkshire... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Welsh Government wants zero emission bus fleet by 2028

Rhodri Clark

All buses and taxis in Wales will be zero-emission by 2028, the Welsh Government has announced. It hopes that new funding sources will cut the costs of acquiring electric buses. Wales currently has no electric, hydrogen or gas buses in routine service. The Welsh Government has not funded any... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Fresh rapid transit study for Cardiff route

A second study of a public transport route from Llantrisant to Cardiff has been commissioned, four years after the first one that remains unpublished. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council (RCT) has appointed Mott MacDonald to the £135,000 study on behalf of itself, Cardiff Council and the Welsh... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Impact of stations on house prices probed

Impact of stations on house prices probed

The price of a house in London is on average £42,900 higher if located 500 metres from a station compared with a similar property located 1.5km from a... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

TfGM’s franchising study costs

Transport for Greater Manchester  says it has spent much less on its bus franchising investigations than bus operator  has claimed. Stagecoach said last month that TfGM had spent £23m on consultants’ reports assessing franchising (LTT 05 Jul). But a TfGM spokeswoman told... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Glasgow eyes First Bus acquisition

Glasgow City Council is exploring the possibility of buying the Glasgow bus operations of FirstGroup. Councillors approved a motion at the end of last month authorising officers to explore the possibility of a purchase following FirstGroup’s announcement that it plans to separate the UK bus... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

All Liverpool area buses contactless

All buses across the Liverpool City Region will accept contactless payment from the end of this month, making it the first conurbation outside London to have the capability on all vehicles, according to the area’s combined authority. Stagecoach introduced contactless in July 2017 and Arriva... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Funding for S Gloucs Metrobus extension

Councillors in South Gloucestershire have approved a £56.9m funding package to extend the Metrobus bus rapid transit network. The Cribbs Patchway Metrobus extension will connect the Cribbs Causeway shopping centre with Bristol Parkway railway station via the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
Berkeley alleges cover up at HS2, as MD?of phase 1 quits

Berkeley alleges cover up at HS2, as MD?of phase 1 quits

Andrew Forster

A peer has accused the Government of covering up the... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Enhancements pipeline worries NR

Network Rail has expressed concern about the lack of transparency for rail enhancement projects in control period 6 (2019/20-2023/24), and the impact this is having on the industry supply chain. Recently released minutes of NR’s May board meeting state: “The board asked to see the... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

£150m Gatwick station revamp

The DfT is to contribute £150m towards the enhancement of, including the construction of five new lifts, eight escalators, and the widening of two platforms. Gatwick Airport and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership are contributing £37m and £10m respectively to the... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

Herts Uni explores shire transport needs

The University for Hertfordshire has launched a ‘Sustainable transport for counties’ initiative to develop policies and identify new areas of research to help tackle transport problems in counties with patchworks of smaller towns and villages, such as Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News
HS2 uncertainty could disrupt East West Rail

HS2 uncertainty could disrupt East West Rail

The east West Rail Consortium is pressing the DfT to consider alternative delivery arrangements for part of the next phase of East West Rail in the event of delays to the... continue

19 Jul 2019Local Transport Today News

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