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'Stations As Places' programme puts stations at the heart of communities

'Stations As Places' programme puts stations at the heart of communities

Cannock Railway Station has become the region’s first to receive much-needed improvements driven by the West Midlands Stations Alliance (WMSA). Find out more about improving railway stations at Rail Stations and Property 2021 on 25 February The pioneering Alliance is... continue

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23 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
Station reopening at Wales’ Bow Street sees first trains for 56 years

Station reopening at Wales’ Bow Street sees first trains for 56 years

A new station has opened at Bow Street, northeast of Aberystwyth, on the Aberystwyth-Shrewsbury line (the Cambrian Line). The single platform station, featuring a 70-space car park, cost £9.2m and was funded by the Welsh Government and just under £4m from the... continue

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23 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
PM sets out cautious route to easing lockdown in England

PM sets out cautious route to easing lockdown in England

Mark Moran

The UK Government has published four-step roadmap to... continue

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22 Feb 2021Parking Review News
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22 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
Covid puts the brakes on P&R expansion in West Midlands

Covid puts the brakes on P&R expansion in West Midlands

Andrew Forster

The West Midlands Combined Authority has put most of... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

Work starts on new streets manual

The lead consultant for the new Manual for Streets this week highlighted to LTT some of the key themes that will feature in the guide.  The new Manual for Streets will supercede the original 2007 edition that focused on residential street design, and the 2010 Manual for Streets 2 that looked... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
Signs and EV bays to boost use of lamp column chargers

Signs and EV bays to boost use of lamp column chargers

London boroughs are to encourage the use of lamp post electric vehicle chargepoints by installing signage and dedicated EV charging bays. The actions come as data from London Councils indicate many of the... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

‘Deliver new A83 route in five years’

Argyll and Bute Council and local MSP Michael Russell have called on the Scottish Government to complete a replacement road for the landslip-prone A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful beauty spot by 2026 at the latest. Transport Scotland consulted on 11 corridor options for a new road last September... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
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Andrew Forster to stand down as LTT editor

PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT Andrew Forster to stand down as LTT editor

We are sad to announce that after a remarkable 20 years’ tenure of the position, Andrew Forster has decided to stand down as editor of LTT at the end of April.  As directors of Landor LINKS (and its predecessors) since the launch of LTT over 30 years ago, we pay... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
Adding value to communities

Adding value to communities

Juliana O’Rourke

After an uncertain year, 2021 will see many opportunities for rail stations to... continue

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20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today Supplements
Richmond looks to kickstart back-to-base car club growth

Richmond looks to kickstart back-to-base car club growth

The London Borough of Richmond is exploring how to kickstart growth in the area’s back-to-base car club operations. Back-to-base car clubs have operated in Richmond since 2009. Operators Zipcar and Enterprise Car Club... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

Per gram CO2 charges for parking permits

Fees for residents parking permits in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will be linked to the exact carbon dioxide emissions of the vehicle model from April. Conservative-controlled Kensington and Chelsea believes it will be the first local authority in the country to introduce a per gram... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

W Mids P&R expansion on hold as Covid alters travel habits

The West Midlands Combined Authority has put most of its park & ride expansion programme on hold amid uncertainty about whether P&R demand will return after Covid-19.  Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) announced a major P&R investment programme in 2017. “There is a need... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
Cost of NPR jumps by 15%, as Shapps tries to take control

Cost of NPR jumps by 15%, as Shapps tries to take control

The Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) programme has been hit by a 15 per cent increase to its estimated costs, raising more questions about the programme’s future.  News of the cost rise appears in a paper presented to... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News
W Yorks advances pair of rail stations

W Yorks advances pair of rail stations

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has authorised spending to prepare full business cases for two new rail stations, Thorpe Park on the... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

Croydon set to reinstate LTN but with multiple exemptions

Councillors on the London Borough of Croydon have endorsed the idea of reinstating a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme but this time with camera enforcement, rather than physical barriers, and a large number of exemptions.  The South Norwood and Crystal Palace LTN was implemented last... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

Clean Air Zone for Lancaster city centre?

A charging clean air zone (CAZ) is one of three options being explored to manage road traffic in Lancaster city centre.  The city centre is surrounded by a one-way gyratory system. Lancashire County Council consulted on options for managing traffic last autumn and has now shortlisted... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

Citizen’s assembly for road pricing?

Transport for the North is considering setting up a citizen’s assembly to study road pricing, and says the exercise could be conducted in partnership with other sub-national transport bodies (STBs). A report presented to TfN’s board this week states: “Opportunity to organise a... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

Ealing LTN legal challenge dropped

A legal challenge brought against five low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) schemes implemented by the London Borough of Ealing has been abandoned after the council revoked the LTN experimental traffic orders. Residents were granted a judicial review of the LTNs implemented last year using physical... continue

20 Feb 2021Local Transport Today News

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