08 October 2011

Pending That was the week

A Saturday look back on some of the stories of the last week from Plymouth and beyond that have some sort of Plymothian Transit link, or just caught my attention in some way.

Embankment Link soon to open

From Tuesday 1 November there will be a completely new way of travelling through and around the East End of Plymouth, as the new Embankment Lane link road and the new outbound lane on Gdynia Way are opened to traffic. This marks the completion of the main elements of the East End Transport Scheme, which has been under construction for 18 months by Plymouth Transport and Highways, the partnership between Plymouth City Council and Amey.

Plymouth Citycouncil

True Grit

SHOPPERS say Plymouth City Council "cannot be criticised" for organising a winter gritting roadshow – despite hosting it on a blissfully balmy weekend.

The authority's winter maintenance services team hosted the roadshow on Saturday encouraging shoppers to "think about their own property, area and travel needs in extreme weather".

Councillor Kevin Wigens, Plymouth City Council's cabinet member for transport, told The Herald last week: "Keeping the road network clear and moving is essential to Plymouth's people and economy – and we are as prepared as we can be."

3 October This is Plymouth

Slow down on the buses

Britain's biggest bus operator - which runs one in every five local services including swathes of London's services - today warned it expects passenger numbers to fall in the next six months as local economies suffer.

The company warned today that the trading conditions in its UK buses business would worsen as the lower economic activity makes its impact on the UK.

29 September 2011 This is London

Bus Competition Commission

Proposals to open up the bus market to more competition have been published by the Competition Commission. It is calling for more schemes where tickets can be used on more than one operator's service. It also wants to restrict bus operators from changing the frequency of services to discourage "over-bussing".

6 October 2011 BBC

Saltash Ferry Celebration

It's almost 50 years since the ferry between Saltash Passage and Saltash ceased. To celebrate this, ferry trips will run again for one day only on Sunday 23rd October 2011

6 September 2011 Plymouth Local History

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