DfT spells out cost of pandemic

DfT spells out cost of pandemic

Peter Stonham

The stresses of a very tough year are made clear in the annual report and accounts for the DfT for 2020-21. The impacts of the pandemic on both transport service delivery and expenditure are among the issues addressed in the 300-page document. The DfT’s permanent secretary Bernadette Kelly... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
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Trees, trams and tricycles: no place left behind?

Trees, trams and tricycles: no place left behind?

The No Place Left Behind: the Commission into Community Prosperity and Placemaking has launched its new report at the House of Commons. Toby Lloyd, former Head of Policy at Shelter and... continue

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21 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
Children design their 'Dream Streets' in Brighton

Children design their 'Dream Streets' in Brighton

Children from Brighton & Hove have been designing their ‘dream streets’ to celebrate this year’s Car Free Day. Young people from Carlton Hill, Elm Grove and St Luke’s... continue

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21 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
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20 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
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‘Local commitment’ key to meeting net zero targets

‘Local commitment’ key to meeting net zero targets

Deniz Huseyin

Targets set by the Climate Change Committee in its sixth carbon budget will be missed because of a lack of focus, commitment and resources at a local level, Professor Greg Marsden has... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Scottish traffic chief calls for funding as workload increases

The Scottish Traffic Commissioner, Claire Gilmore, says her office must be given the financial support it needs in order to cope with increased demands resulting from implementation of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019.  The Scottish Government, unlike its Welsh counterpart, currently provides... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Williams-Shapps Plan is ‘no threat’ to TfW integration

Rhodri Clark

The creation of Great British Railways (GBR), as outlined in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, will not deflect the Welsh Government’s ambition to integrate transport and provide a common branding, according to Transport for Wales chief executive James Price. The Williams-Shapps Plan said... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
£3bn pledge for buses ‘not enough’

£3bn pledge for buses ‘not enough’

Deniz Huseyin

The Government’s Spending Review will need to make significantly more funding available for... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

On-street mobility hub trials for West Midlands

Mobility hubs are due to be trialled across the West Midlands this autumn, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has announced.  TfWM said the mobility hubs could include: shared transport such as e-scooters, cargo bicycles, West Midlands cycle hire, bike loans, electric car club vehicles and... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

HS2 restoration work underway at Curzon Street

Peter Plisner

HS2 has begun restoring one of the world’s oldest railway buildings on the site of its planned Curzon Street station in Birmingham. The Grade 1 listed building has been integrated into HS2’s plans for the new Curzon Street Station, which will provide an enhanced setting to reflect the... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

East Lothian approves plan for new rail station

East Lothian Council has approved plans for a new station on the East Coast mainline in the village of East Linton. The two-platform station will be fully accessible with lifts and a footbridge connecting both platforms, and will have 126 car parking spaces.  Scottish transport minister Graeme... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

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Welcome to the new incarnation of LTT magazine, returning to continue our 32 year mission of providing independent, authoritative and trusted news and analysis for the UK transport sector.  Although  now  digitally delivered, you will recognise the familiar shape, structure  and... continue

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Budget open access service planned for London to Edinburgh line

Deniz Huseyin

FirstGroup is preparing to launch a budget open access train service between London and Edinburgh on the East Coast Main Line next month. The move comes as regulators deny a claim, in the last issue of LTT, that their decisions are unfair to open access operators. The budget service, called Lumo,... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Newly employed to get free travel in West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and local transport operators are offering newly employed people free travel on bus, tram and rail services.  Through the Workwise scheme, residents who have gained a new job will get free travel for eight weeks and then half price tickets for a further four... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News

Swansea to repeat free bus travel after summer success

Swansea Council intends to provide free bus travel for everyone in the next two school holidays, following a surge in passenger numbers when free travel was provided on Fridays to Mondays throughout August. The authority used some of its £20m Covid-19 recovery funding to allow free travel on... continue

19 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
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Cardiff Council installs raised pavements at junctions

Rhodri Clark

Cardiff Council has installed raised footways across the entrances to side roads on Cowbridge Road East, a long residential and shopping street west of the city centre. Give Way markings for vehicle drivers have been moved back, to reinforce that pedestrians walking along Cowbridge Road East have... continue

18 Sep 2021Local Transport Today News
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