Go-Ahead set to trial new buses that improve air quality

Go-Ahead set to trial new buses that improve air quality

The Times has reported that bus operator, Go-Ahead will use single-decker buses which reduce air pollution in seven towns or cities, after a successful trial in Southampton. The buses have installed fans on the roof which direct ultra-fine particles into a filter. The filter is designed to clear the air up to a height of…

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DfT publish local bus passenger statistics on journeys and fares

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The Department for Transport has published statistics on local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain for July to September 2019. Comparing local bus passenger journeys for July to September 2019 to the same period in 2018, the study show a 1.0% decrease in England. The local bus fares index increased by 3.2% in…

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Railcard for veterans to launch later this year

Railcard for veterans to launch later this year

BBC News has reported that a new railcard offering discounted train tickets for military veterans will be launched later this year, the government has announced. The railcard – to be released on Armistice Day in November – will save a third off most train fares. It is set to benefit more than 830,000 veterans who…

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Decision on HS2 before end of February

Decision on HS2 before end of February

LBC has reported that Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps stated that the Government will make the decision on whether to continue with HS2 before the end of February. Speaking on LBC, Shapps said he was making the biggest infrastructure decision taken in the UK in peacetime and promised it in “weeks rather than…

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Transport reform needed to meet Scottish climate targets says commission

Transport reform needed to meet Scottish climate targets says commission

The Times has reported that the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland will publish a 30-year plan for Scotland, recommending improvements in areas including transport and cities. The commission suggests that the government must make it significantly easier for people to cycle and walk, as well as to improve public transport options. The commission recommends the implementation…

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Merseyrail named most punctual operator

Merseyrail named most punctual operator

Rail Advent has reported that Merseyrail has been named as the UK’s most punctual rail operator for a second year running after 96.36% of its trains ran on time. It also achieved its best performing year ever in 2019, even with the oldest passenger fleet in the UK. Operations Director at Merseyrail, Zoe Hands said:…

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Review says HS2 costs could rise to £106bn

Review says HS2 costs could rise to £106bn

BBC News has reported that costs for the new HS2 high speed rail link could rise to £106bn according to a recent government review. The unpublished Oakervee review warns there is a “considerable risk” that costs could rise by another 20% compared with the last estimate, which priced the project at about £81bn to 88bn.…

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Edinburgh Council publishes draft 10 year city mobility plan

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Edinburgh City Council has published its Draft City Mobility Plan which sets out a 10 year vision for mobility and transport in the city. The draft plan is said to rethink the way people, goods and services move around the city and is aligned to the forthcoming City Plan 2030, the Council’s second Local Development…

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