The UK Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, has confirmed that proposals to close rail ticket offices will be withdrawn following the feedback collected through public consultations.
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With 41% of people saying that the £2 fare would help them travel to places that they would not otherwise go, Transport Focus' new report shows that the fare cap has encouraged more people to choose affordable bus travel over cars in the UK.
Millions of passengers across England will benefit from £155 million in government support to cap bus fares at £2 and maintain critical services in order to ensure that people can travel affordably.
According to Transport Focus' latest survey, the UK government's £2 fare cap has encouraged more people to travel by bus, with over 70% of passengers satisfied with the value for money.
Following the highest temperatures on record in the UK, Network Rail has brought together a selection of experts that will work to identify ways in which the railway can develop its approach to resilience during hot weather.
In a recent survey, Transport Focus has found that fewer concessionary pass holders have returned to using buses in comparison to fare payers, due to safety concerns following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly two-thirds of England’s population outside of London will benefit from the UK government's latest investment, which aims to make bus services more frequent, affordable and sustainable.
Building on two years’ worth of unprecedented government support to keep bus and light rail networks running, the UK government’s new funding package will support operators across England in their post-pandemic recovery.
Intelligent Transport’s Assistant Editor, Joshua Minchin, considers the impact of the UK fuel crisis on the public perception of public transport and assesses the possibility of the crisis becoming a turning point when it comes to public transport usage.
The DfT has announced plans to improve accessibility for disabled travellers in the UK, including an audit of train stations and new regulations for bus operators.
Occupancy data and incentives such as discounted fares are options bus operators could utilise in order to entice passengers back onto buses according to Transport Focus.
Telecom operators have been urged to come forward to develop suitable equipment to safely fix antennas onto overhead line equipment (OLE) in live rail environments.
Transport organisations Travel Focus and London TravelWatch have called for governments and the transport industry to outline how they will reassure passengers that it will be safe to travel by public transport.