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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...
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...
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...
Network Rail and Cycling UK launch partnership

Network Rail and Cycling UK launch partnership

A fifth of Brits say they’re considering cycling to work, but are put off by busy roads and worries over their bike getting stolen     As government guidance around returning to the workplace comes into effect, a new YouGov study commissioned by Network Rail reveals that a fifth (20%) of people are now likely...
Keolis names group's new executive chair

Keolis names group’s new executive chair

Move follows dismissal of Patrick Jeanette last month     The supervisory board of French transport group Keolis has announced the appointment of Marie-Ange Debon as executive chair from August 24. Her appointment follows the dismissal of Patrick Jeantet last month. He had only been in the post since February, but left the group amid...
'Economy can't restart without public transport'

‘Economy can’t restart without public transport’

Report finds £2bn bus investment would generate 425 million new bus journeys per year.     Research commissioned by sustainable transport campaign Greener Journeys has found that investing in bus would deliver a significant boost to the economy. Prior to Covid-19, the bus was the main mode of access to city centres, responsible for a...