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Cutts is new MD at Go-Ahead London

Cutts is new MD at Go-Ahead London

David Cutts is to take over as managing director at Go-Ahead London in the new year. He will replace John Trayner, who is to retire... continue

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Linton to move from UTG to WYCA

Linton to move from UTG to WYCA

Clare Linton is leaving Urban Transport Group at the end of October to join the transport policy team at West Yorkshire... continue

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Passenger transport stalwart Nelson retires

Passenger transport stalwart Nelson retires

Charlie Nelson is to retire as head of the Integrated Transport Unit at Rhondda Cynon Taf council. He has served public transport in local government for the past 40... continue

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Chancellor sets transport priorities with fast track ‘growth projects’ list

Chancellor sets transport priorities with fast track ‘growth projects’ list

Peter Stonham

Greater clarity about the Government’s transport priorities has... continue

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Bus cutbacks announced as DfT keeps recovery data under wraps

Bus cutbacks announced as DfT keeps recovery data under wraps

Rhodri Clark and Peter Stonham

A new round of cutbacks in bus services by commercially... continue

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Strip Avanti of North Wales contract, alliance tells DfT

Deniz Huseyin

Avanti West Coast should immediately lose its contract after ending direct rail services between North Wales and London, an alliance of business, political and public sector leaders has told the DfT. The Growth Track 360 partnership, covering North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral, said the DfT should... continue

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MPs call for sacking of Avanti West Coast

A group of five Tory MPs in north Wales have called for Avanti West Coast to lose its rail franchise. This follows the train operator’s decision to cut back trains to Holyhead on Anglesey to one each way daily. MPs James Davies, who represents Vale of Clwyd; Simon Baynes of Clwyd South;... continue

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We will bring railways under public control, says Haigh

We will bring railways under public control, says Haigh

Peter Stonham

Shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh has pledged to... continue

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All bus fares in Liverpool capped at £2

Deniz Huseyin

Liverpool City Region has introduced a £2 fare bus cap on all single journeys. Like Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, the city region is putting Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) money from the DfT towards funding the £2 cap.  The offer has been introduced in Liverpool City... continue

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Free travel for lowest paid transport workers in London

Workers who clean London Underground and other public transport in the capital are to be given free travel, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced. Free travel in the capital will be extended to the lowest-paid contract workers, as well as catering and security staff. The move will benefit around 5,000... continue

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‘Transport-related social exclusion’ affects millions in northern England

‘Transport-related social exclusion’ affects millions in northern England

Deniz Huseyin

Over three million people across the North of England are at risk of... continue

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DfT accepts NIC advice on long term strategies

Deniz Huseyin

The DfT has accepted a recommendation by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) that all Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) should have long-term infrastructure strategies for the towns in their areas.  In response to recommendations set out by the NIC in a report in September 2021, the... continue

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East Midlands strategy lists ‘levelling up’ priorities

East Midlands strategy lists ‘levelling up’ priorities

Deniz Huseyin

Better rail links, reduced congestion and safer roads... continue

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Welsh 50mph limits continue to keep NO2 below threshold

Rhodri Clark

Nitrogen dioxide pollution remained below the legal limit in 2021 where speed limits have been reduced to 50mph for this purpose in Wales. On the A483 in Wrexham, NO2 was lower than in 2020, despite increased traffic as the economy recovered after the most stringent Covid-19 restrictions. The... continue

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Road collisions caused 6,000 child deaths in 10 years, European study finds

Deniz Huseyin

More than 6,000 children aged up to 14 died between 2011 and 2020 in road collisions in the European Union, reveals a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). Roads around childcare facilities and in urban areas with lots of cyclists and pedestrians should be designed for 30 km/h... continue

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Absence of a seatbelt in rising proportion of road fatalities

Absence of a seatbelt in rising proportion of road fatalities

Deniz Huseyin

The proportion of deaths involving drivers or passengers not... continue

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Leeds aims to end all road deaths by 2040

Leeds aims to end all road deaths by 2040

Deniz Huseyin

Leeds City Council has adopted a road safety strategy, with the aim that by 2040 no one will be killed or suffer serious... continue

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