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£2.7bn plan for links to HS2 hub at Toton

£2.7bn plan for links to HS2 hub at Toton

Plan unveils new bus, rail and tram connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub for over 20 villages, towns and cities   Phase Three of the transport plan   A £2.7bn transport plan to guarantee fast, frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published,...
'We see a lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic'

‘We see a lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic’

Stagecoach braced for long recovery period. Go-Ahead expects bus profits to plunge outside London. FirstGroup reveals details of government’s £254m support package for buses in England     Three UK passenger transport group statements published over the past week have shed light on how bus and rail businesses are performing...
Transdev set to boost operations

Transdev set to boost operations

Operator emphasises it is ‘clean, safe and ready to go’     As the coronavirus lockdown lifts, Transdev Blzefield has announced timetables on many of its services will be revised from this weekend. The move will see additional journeys and extra buses introduced at busy times, to allow more room...
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Growing caution over return to public transport

Growing caution over return to public transport

Latest survey shows that the number of people happy to use transport as soon as restrictions are lifted has fallen     Four out of ten people say they won’t use public transport again until they feel safe in the latest survey findings from Transport Focus. The latest survey of 2,000 people from the independent...
Post-pandemic passenger transport - a new world

Post-pandemic passenger transport – a new world

  When we enter the ‘new normal’, our passenger transport services could be very different   Both the secretary of state for transport and the prime minister have told the travelling public not to use passenger transport   There is much speculation about the impact of coronavirus on passenger transport services. Currently, everyone is being...
Long waits for rail season ticket refunds

Long waits for rail season ticket refunds

Transport Focus survey finds that almost 60% of rail season ticket holders who have requested a refund have got it, but some are still waiting after six weeks   Transport Focus is calling for train operators to communicate clearly with their customers   Some rail passengers are waiting six weeks or more for a refund...
ADL unveils vision for 10,000 clean buses

ADL unveils vision for 10,000 clean buses

Bus builder wants to lock in benefits of improved air quality in UK towns and cities, and return investment in new buses to traditional levels   ADL says that battery electric buses are “available in volume supported by proven expertise in rolling out fleets”, but hydrogen buses “will play a role”   Britain’s largest bus...
Cardiff nextbike scheme joins Cardiff Bus app

Cardiff nextbike scheme joins Cardiff Bus app

‘This collaboration allows us to empower Cardiff citizens to make more choices about the way they travel, which is going to be even more important moving forward post-lockdown’     Cardiff bus users will now be able to seamlessly switch between buses and bikes thanks to a collaboration between bike share operator nextbike, the Cardiff...
Stagecoach supports new DRT service for NHS

Stagecoach supports new DRT service for NHS

New app-based bus service, Stagecoach Connect, to be launched for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust this month as part of a trial of Demand Responsive Transport in Mansfield and Sutton   Users of the new service will select a desired pick-up and drop-off location, and will be matched with a seat in a high-capacity bus...
TfL secures £1.6bn government bailout

TfL secures £1.6bn government bailout

Fares rises in January, Freedom Pass peak use curtailed to shield vulnerable and DfT oversight are amongst conditions of support package   London mayor Sadiq Khan said the deal was not the one he wanted and described it as a “sticking plaster”   Transport for London secured a bailout from the government last night just...
'Bias' against hydrogen buses challenged

‘Bias’ against hydrogen buses challenged

Vision to bring 3,000 hydrogen buses to the streets of the UK announced     Industry leaders, campaign groups and academics have today challenged the government’s “deliberate” and “misjudged” bias against hydrogen buses in its pursuit of decarbonising public transport. Spearheaded by Jacob Young MP, chair of the Hydrogen All Party Parliamentary Group, a letter...
Coach providers offer help with contact tracing

Coach providers offer help with contact tracing

Coach providers Zeelo and Snap have developed technology to enable people to use their services and maintain social distance and can also help contact trace if passengers were to develop symptoms later   Zeelo has already launched a critical-worker service to help NHS staff and key workers during the Coronavirus pandemic   Technology is helping...
Government issues transport guidance

Government issues transport guidance

Ministers urge those who have to travel for work to change their travel habits     The government has issued new guidance for transport operators and users following the news that the current lockdown is to be relaxed in England at least from tomorrow (Wednesday). The guidance sets out that if people who cannot work...
Bus Users slams government advice

Bus Users slams government advice

Lobby group calls for clarity on using public transport during pandemic     Bus Users has called for clarity on the messages surrounding travel on public transport following an easing of the coronavirus lockdown. The bus passenger lobby group believes the current advice to avoid public transport ignores the many people for whom walking, cycling...
TfL sets out plans for post-lockdown transport

TfL sets out plans for post-lockdown transport

However, body urges Londoners to continue working from home wherever possible     Transport for London has set out its initial plan to support the government’s roadmap for the next few months and help Londoners who need to travel do so safely. The organisation says its plans will be supplemented by guidance from government when...