Posts in: August 2011

National Express joins subsidy cuts fight

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Article from ft.com 28/8/11 National Express has formed an unusual alliance with transport campaigners as it puts pressure on the government to reverse the abolition of coach fare subsidies for the elderly and disabled. Buried in the small print of the comprehensive … Continue reading

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Cuts to bus services threaten the most vulnerable say MPs

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11 August 2011 Extensive cuts to rural, evening and weekend bus services are damaging the ability of many people – especially the old, young or disabled – to participate in employment, education or voluntary work and to access vital services … Continue reading

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European Project – Ad Personam

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Between 2008 and 2010 Lancashire County Council took part in a European Project called Ad Personam. This project was a direct marketing campaign for public transport and was aimed at the car commuter market to encourage the trial and take … Continue reading

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Key facts about a proposed national high speed network

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A Y-shaped national high speed would link London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, and include stops in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. It would connect to the UK’s major international gateways such as HS1 line to the Channel Tunnel and … Continue reading

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Local authority major transport schemes

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Summary An update on information for the development pool of local major transport schemes. Downloads Development pool scheme workshops Q&A (PDF 45 kB) Development pool process – Q&A – June 2011 (PDF – 49 kB) Local authority major transport schemes – presentation … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire CallConnect Integrated Rail Ticketing

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As part of the continuing successful partnership between Lincolnshire County Council and East Midlands Trains to improve the ‘whole journey’ experience, a new through ticket has been created to tie in with the launch of Metheringham’s station improvements. This will … Continue reading

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TransportExtra on new planning policy

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Mixed messages for transport in streamlined planning policy The Government this week published its draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), heralding major changes to transport and land-use policy in England. The NPPF streamlines the Government’s planning policies, condensing about 1,000 … Continue reading

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