WIT Press

Public Transport In London - Partnership Role For Local Authorities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950351

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

876 kb

Author(s)

S. Kearns

Abstract

Public transport in London - partnership role for local authorities S. Kearns Transport Policy Group, Technical Services Department, London Borough of Newham, London, UK I. INTRODUCTION This paper will focus on the role played by one local authority, Newham, in London to promote and support public transport and particularly encourage a modal shift from the private car. Local authorities in London are not generally public transport operators. The major public transport providers are Stagecoach East London and other private bus companies, which provide services on a network planned by London Transport, London Underground Ltd, British Rail and Docklands Light Railway. Local authorities usually are only concerned as direct transport providers through operating their fleets of minibuses that are run by Education and Social Services departments and take children to special schools and people to day centres, lunch clubs etc. On the surface, therefor

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