First trials taxibuses to feed passengers onto main routes

First trials taxibuses to feed passengers onto main routes

Andrew Forster

FirstGroup is to launch a trial urban taxibus service next month to improve access to core bus routes in Bristol. First West of England is teaming up with the Transport... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Independent appeals service to hear penalty rail fare cases

Independent appeals service to hear penalty rail fare cases

Patrick McDonnell

Rail passengers issued with a penalty fare now have... continue

17 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Free off-peak bus travel safe in England for 'foreseeable future'

Free off-peak bus travel safe in England for 'foreseeable future'

Patrick McDonnell

Senior citizens and the disabled will see their free off-peak... continue

17 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
New targets aim to double use of biofuels in transport sector

New targets aim to double use of biofuels in transport sector

Patrick McDonnell

New biofuel targets are designed to double the use of... continue

17 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Treasury will hold purse for rail upgrades

The government’s new pipeline approach to rail enhancements in England and Wales will see the Treasury make final decisions on individual rail enhancements.  The pipeline approach, explained by the DfT last month (LTT30 Mar), will see projects approved on a case-by-case basis, replacing... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Bus/Transport Inspector

Bus/Transport Inspector Estates Salary:  Starting from £16,983, rising to £18,263 Placed On:  Monday 09 April 2018 Closing Date:  Tuesday 08 May 2018 Interview Date:  To be confirmed Reference:  DM5684-R The bus service operated from the Claverton campus is very... Bath £16,983, rising to £18,263

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DfT reviews airport surface access funding

DfT reviews airport surface access funding

The DfT is reviewing funding arrangements for surface access improvements to airports, and asking who should own the roads and railways that serve airports – the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Bristol Metrobus is ready to roll

Bristol Metrobus is ready to roll

The first of three ‘Metrobus’ bus rapid transit routes will launch in Bristol on 29 May, following a £230m... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Corbyn pledges free bus travel for under 25s in franchise areas

Corbyn pledges free bus travel for under 25s in franchise areas

Andrew Forster

A Labour Government would fund free bus travel for under 25... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT gives free bus pass more protection

The Government has amended legislation to protect free off-peak bus travel for over 65s and people with a disability in England. The English national concessionary travel scheme was introduced in 2007. The legislation that provides the scheme has now been amended so that it no longer needs to be... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
TfN criticised for presentation of Northern Powerhouse Rail

TfN criticised for presentation of Northern Powerhouse Rail

Andrew Forster

Transport for the North should change the way it presents... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

No clarity on CP5 projects

Network Rail did not receive the expected clarification last month from the DfT about the status of enhancement schemes in England and Wales that were originally programmed for Control Period 5 (2014/15 to 2018/9). The Control Period 6 strategic business plans published by Network Rail routes in... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Explain low cost estimate for HS2 phase one, Berkeley asks Grayling

Phase one of HS2 will end up costing taxpayers more than twice as much as official estimates, according to a new assessment. Quantity surveyor Michael Byng believes the London to West Midlands route will cost £51bn in 2015 prices, compared with the £24bn in 2013 prices quoted by the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

FirstGroup rebuffs Apollo

FirstGroup’s board has rejected a takeover bid from US private equity firm Apollo Management, saying it “fundamentally undervalues the company and is opportunistic in nature”. Aberdeen-based FirstGroup revealed that it had been the subject of the offer after its share price rose... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Ashford International fit for new trains

A £10m project has been completed to allow the new fleet of Siemens-built Eurostar trains to call at Ashford International station in Kent. The investment has seen the installation of KVB signalling, which is used on the rest of High Speed 1, and platform works. The launch of services has,... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport for Wales to operate Cardiff’s new bus station

Transport for Wales to operate Cardiff’s new bus station

Rhodri Clark

Government company Transport for Wales will operate... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Welsh bus funding row

The bus industry has written to local authority leaders in Wales to say that a recent funding announcement by the Welsh Government was “highly misleading”. On 23 March, the Government issued a press release titled “Bus grants to keep Wales moving”, in which transport... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Rail time savings deferred

Promised rail journey time savings between North and South Wales can only be delivered by omitting station stops, Network Rail has revealed.  NR has just completed a £49m Welsh Government improvement scheme between Chester and Shrewsbury. It was originally due for completion in 2015 and... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Rebranding for Midland Metro

The Midland Metro light rail network is to be rebranded the West Midlands Metro. The name change will coincide with Transport for the West Midlands’ new company Midland Metro Ltd taking over the operation and maintenance of the network from National Express in October.  ... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Gatwick station upgrade progress

A planning application to upgrade Gatwick Airport rail station has been submitted to Crawley Borough Council. The application proposes almost doubling the size of the concourse, new escalators, widening platforms 5 and 6, and a new roof. Network Rail says funding parties will make a final decision... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Merseytravel begins next stage of bus regulation study

Andrew Forster

Merseytravel is launching the next stage of a review into possible changes to the regulatory framework for buses in the area.  Consultant Steer Davies Gleave recently completed a strategic outline case of the regulatory options available to the Liverpool city region. Merseytravel will now... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Slump in West Mids bus bids

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has reported a slump in the level of competition for tendered bus services.  Only three operators submitted bids for the April 2018 tender round, with an average of 1.6 bids per contract. “In the previous tender round, October 2017, an average of... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

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