Office of Rail and Road publish rail delay compensation data

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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2018-2019 statistics on UK rail compensation claims. The report finds there were 5.3 million delay compensation claims closed by train operators; 95.4% of delay compensation claims were closed within 20 working days and 83.6% of compensation claims were approved by the train operators

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Transport Focus’ National Rail Passenger Survey

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Transport Focus’ National Rail Passenger Survey has shown that overall passengers’ satisfaction with the railway increased to 83%, up from 81% in Spring 2018 and 79% in Autumn 2018. Satisfaction with punctuality and reliability of trains also increased to 77% compared to 72% last spring. Three operators all gained higher rates of overall passenger satisfaction.…

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Arriva to introduce major CO2 emissions reduction programme

Arriva to introduce major CO2 emissions reduction programme

Arriva has announced it will be installing telematic equipment into its European buses. The technology provides drivers with feedback around braking, acceleration and idling and is expected to reduce fuel use from its bus operations by up to six per cent each year and cut CO2 emissions each year by up to 72,000 tonnes. It…

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Cameras to warn bus drivers about pedestrians and cyclists in their blind spots

Cameras to warn bus drivers about pedestrians and cyclists in their blind spots

The Evening Standard has reported that cameras using artificial intelligence to predict pedestrian and cycle collisions up to two seconds faster than humans are being tested on TfL approved bus operators around London. The technology can “predict” random manoeuvres as well as distinguish “vulnerable road users” such as cyclists or pedestrians compared to cars when…

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Andy Burnham sets out Future Transport Network for Manchester

Andy Burnham sets out Future Transport Network for Manchester

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has launched a ten-year transport plan for the city, which includes increasing control over rail services in Greater Manchester as well as the possibility of more new lines on Metrolink. He outlined proposals to “connect” transport routes in Greater Manchester to reduce pollution and increase affordability and efficiency for transport…

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Mayor of London announces car-free day in London

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The Guardian has reported that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to hold a car-free day in central London on the 22nd September. It will involve closing 20km of roads around London Bridge and much of the City of London, with London boroughs on the day promoting walking, cycling and public transport

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“Pollution busting” buses to be rolled out in Southampton

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As reported by the Times, the Go-Ahead Group has announced the introduction of five “pollution busting” buses in Southampton following a successful trial. The buses contain air filters on the roof that allow the removal of up to 99.5 percent of particulate pollution as the bus travels along its route. There are plans to bring…

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Department for Transport publishes quarterly bus statistics

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The Department for Transport published its quarterly bus statistics, for January-March 2019. Compared to the same quarter in 2018, local bus passenger journeys increased by 0.1% in England and decreased by 0.7% outside London. In the same period, bus use in England outside London increased by 0.9%; in Scotland it increased by 3.9% and in Wales it…

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