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'Government should cancel 2021 rail fare rise'

‘Government should cancel 2021 rail fare rise’

Campaign for Better Transport says government should hold fares at the current level and prioritise the introduction of flexible season tickets     Ahead of the announcement of July’s Retail Price Index figure next week, which will be used to set the rail fare rises for January 2021, Campaign for Better Transport has urged the...
Tyne and Wear Metro celebrates 40 years

Tyne and Wear Metro celebrates 40 years

Transport North East boss Tobyn Hughes and transport minister Baroness Vere hail success story for the region     The Tyne and Wear Metro is celebrating its 40th anniversary today. Events marking the occasion include a virtual Metro depot tour, the launch of a new online Metro game and the first original Metrocar 4001 has...
Flythrough shows how pro-bus scheme will look

Flythrough shows how pro-bus scheme will look

Over 100 buses pass through The Headrow every hour. Leeds City Council says the scheme will make them more reliable   The Headrow scheme will reduce the number of cars and make buses more reliable   Leeds City Council have released a new animation which shows how the £30m Headrow scheme will look once completed...
Support extended for English buses and trams

Support extended for English buses and trams

Bus and tram services in England will receive extra support worth up to £256m   Transport minister Baroness Vere said the new funding would ensure that sufficient service levels were available as the economy opens up and more people use public transport   England’s bus and tram services will receive extra support worth up to...
New funding package for English school transport

New funding package for English school transport

New funding for local authorities to ease pressure on public transport as children return in September   Education secretary Gavin Williamson said the investment means that more students will be able to travel on dedicated home to school and college transport, creating even more capacity where it is needed most   New dedicated school and...
Go-Ahead to launch ride sharing ‘JustGo’ service

Go-Ahead to launch ride sharing ‘JustGo’ service

Go-Ahead bus company East Yorkshire is launching a demand-responsive bus service in North Lincolnshire next month     Go-Ahead-owned bus company East Yorkshire has won a contract from North Lincolnshire Council to provide demand-responsive buses in the region. From next month, East Yorkshire will operate the new ‘JustGo’ on-demand services across North Lincolnshire, aimed at...
Watchdog finds public transport use increasing

Watchdog finds public transport use increasing

Transport Focus finds 16% travelled by public transport in the last week, up from 12% a week earlier   Seven in 10 agree that they will feel safer using public transport if passengers wear face coverings   New research released by Transport Focus has found that public transport use increased by the highest amount over...
Operators produce free face covering exemptions

Operators produce free face covering exemptions

Bus operators Brighton & Hove and Metrobus and train operator c2c have offered support to passengers who are unable to wear a face covering   Brighton & Hove and Metrobus Helping Hand face covering exemption cards   Bus operators Brighton & Hove and Metrobus and train operator c2c have introduced new ways for passengers who...
Mayor announces new phase for CAM

Mayor announces new phase for CAM

Promoter company to push project forward   James Palmer said new company represents the start of an exciting new phase for the CAM project   The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority this week approved proposals for the creation of a new, separate company charged with leading the delivery of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) as...
Plans submitted for new £15m Halifax Bus Station

Plans submitted for new £15m Halifax Bus Station

The redeveloped bus station is a key component of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council’s plans to transform public transport within Halifax town centre   The design features a timber-framed concourse   Plans have been submitted for a £15.8m bus station in Halifax. This key regeneration project will deliver a fully enclosed concourse with...
East West Rail project moves a step forward

East West Rail project moves a step forward

Next step in creating new rail service     New direct rail services between Ipswich/Norwich, Cambridge and Oxford have moved a step forward with the commissioning of work to develop a business case for the Eastern Section of the East West Rail Main Line. Consultants Steer have been appointed by the East West Rail Consortium,...
Free bus travel boost for 'Eat Out to Help Out'

Free bus travel boost for ‘Eat Out to Help Out’

Transdev subsidiaries The Harrogate Bus Company and Coastliner provide free evening travel to town as over 100 hospitality firms offer government-backed 50% discounts in August   The Harrogate Bus Company driver Steve Netherwood (left) and general manager Frank Stanisauskis (second from right) join staff from Harrogate’s iconic Betty’s Café Tea Rooms to launch the money-saving...