Transport for the North launches webinar series

Transport for the North launches webinar series

Transport for the North has announced that it is launching a webinar series to bring local and national leaders together to discuss transport challenges and opportunities in the North of England. These will take place fortnightly, with the first scheduled for 12 June at 1:30pm, to discuss: “Strategic Rail – Getting the North back on…

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First Bus shows capacity on app

First Bus shows capacity on app

First Bus have announced that an update to its app will allow customers to track the available capacity of the next bus arriving at their stop, as well as its location. It is the first major operator to introduce live capacity tracking, which aims to help passengers make informed decisions about travel during the COVID-19…

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Transport for the North calls for sustained investment in rail

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Transport for the North has, in a submission to the Integrated Rail Plan, called for a phased 20-year pipeline of rail investment, committed funding and a role in deciding and delivering schemes. It argued that the North not only needs major projects, such as Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2, but also local and regional improvements…

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TFWM introduces clampdown on spitting incidents

TFWM introduces clampdown on spitting incidents

Transport for the West Midlands has stated that people caught spitting at bus drivers or passengers are increasingly likely to be caught and face jail sentences. Common assault incidents such as this have increased in frequency over the last year. Male bus drivers have increasingly been the target, while 10% of attacks have also been…

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New London transport commissioner appointed

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Transport for London has announced that Andy Byford has been appointed as Transport Commissioner for London. His most recent role was President and CEO of New York City Transit Authority. He will begin working at TfL on 29 June, while the current Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, will stay in place until 10 July to hand…

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Transport Focus reveal fourth week of survey results

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Transport Focus has published its fourth week of research into travel habits and attitudes. Little has changed since the previous week, as data shows that many people are still working from home and following advice to limit unnecessary journeys. Road traffic levels are rising, however. Younger people have been found to be less risk averse…

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