New ‘underground’ train system proposed for part of south coast

A new underground train system has been proposed to cut travel times between two cities in the south of England. The rail link would connect Southampton Central station with Netley, allowing for a more direct and quicker route to neighbouring Portsmouth. It is one of several ideas suggested in a document released by Transport for the South […]

A61 and A639 could get £22 million investment to connect Leeds and Wakefield

Up to £22.5m could be invested in two roads connecting Leeds and Wakefield – the A61 and the A639. Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) have developed plans to improve the two roads by: Making them easier and safer for people travelling by bus, bike or on foot Creating […]

Manchester is bouncing back – buses reach pre-pandemic passenger levels

Buses reach pre-pandemic passenger levels in Manchester, according to the Go-ahead Group. The Group’s Manchester operator, Go North West, is the first Go-Ahead company in the UK to reach pre-pandemic levels The company is now operating nine out of every 10 buses that ran pre-Covid, and over the last few months it has seen a […]

Plans for £4.1m Stafford roadside wildlife project to go ahead

A £4.1 million wildlife improvement scheme that will also help alleviate flooding alongside roads in Stafford is set to go ahead. The Stafford Brooks Project targets 25 locations near local rivers and streams to address roads’ environmental impact. The scheme is being funded by National Highways in partnership with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Stafford Borough Council […]

Northgate acquires Blakedale to increase traffic management work 

Northgate Vehicle Hire has acquired Blakedale Ltd, a leading supplier of specialist traffic management and support vehicles, for an undisclosed sum.  The deal will enable Northgate to grow its share of the traffic management sector at a time when the Government has pledged strategic long-term investment in UK roads until 2050.  Blakedale runs a fleet […]

ITS (UK) gives initial Members’ Day details for October event

ITS (UK) members and their guests will meet in Milton Keynes on 13 October for a day of networking, debate and celebration around Intelligent Transport in the UK. The ITS (UK) Members’ Day is hosted by Executive Members the Connected Places Catapult between 10.30 and 5pm, followed by the President’s Dinner and Awards, hosted by […]

Nottinghamshire County Council launches new highways hub

Nottinghamshire County Council has reported that its new highways hub is now operational and set to improve the efficiency and quality of road repairs across the county. The newly formed hub, located at Via East Midlands’ Bilsthorpe Depot, was formed following Nottinghamshire County Council’s Highways Services Review and will co-ordinate the delivery of permanent road […]


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