LEZ changes hands

Capita Plc has been selected as the service provider for a new Congestion Charging and Low Emission Zone (LEZ) contract in London. The decision follows a 12 month competitive tendering process. Capita will be responsible for the day to day operation of the schemes from October 2015, when the current contract with IBM expires. It […]

New Arriva service

Arriva is now running an additional service between Maidstone town centre and Maidstone Hospital, giving new links from London Road and Allington to the hospital. Service 60 operates hourly during the off-peak period on Mondays to Fridays and adds to the operator’s existing network of services to the hospital. The new service is being provided […]

‘Park Mark’ for Park & Ride sites

South Yorkshire PTE (SYPTE) hopes the recent retention of the police’s ‘Park Mark’ sign of quality for 13 of the region’s park and ride sites will reassure potential customers of the facilities. Adwick, Bentley, Doncaster North, Doncaster South, Elsecar, Meadowhall, Halfway, Malin Bridge, Middlewood, Nunnery, Swinton and White Rose Way Park and Rides have been […]

New fares concern

New fares have been introduced by TfL, which have seen ticket prices rise by less than RPI on average (2.7%) and Travelcard fares rise 3.1% (RPI) on average. Public Transport Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, Martin Abrams, said, ‘Many Londoners will be relieved that fares are rising by less than originally planned. However, they […]

First trading as expected

In an interim management statement on trading for the three months ended 31 December 2013, FirstGroup reports its overall performance has been in line with management’s expectations, with good developments made in four divisions offset by slower progress in First Student. In its UK Bus division, like-for-like passenger revenue increased 2% during the period, underpinned […]


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