Tag Archives : transport


Preparation work begins for Derriford Transport Scheme

Early preparation works for the Derriford Transport Scheme will get under way tomorrow. The scheme will help to reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will also include better facilities for public transport, walking and cycling. Derriford […]


Work set to start on Derriford Hospital Interchange

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange will get under way next week. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which has been developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and […]


Help finalise transport improvement plans for Outland Road

Detailed plans for upgrading junctions and improving traffic flow along Outland Road will be on public display later this week. The A386 Outland Road Junction Improvements scheme will reduce congestion along Outland Road, improving journey times for motorists and service reliability for buses on this busy route. It will also improve road safety by upgrading pedestrian crossings […]


Don’t renege on rail promises Council leader warns Government

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans is urging the Government not to renege on promises over funding for investment that is critical to the region’s railways. The prospect of no more funding for key rail projects for the next four years could have serious consequences on the Peninsula Rail’s Task Force ability to deliver vital […]


Next step for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for major transport improvements in the north of the city have taken another step forward with the approval of funding to develop the Forder Valley Link Road scheme. The scheme will unlock growth in Derriford – one of the three major growth areas in Plymouth – by supporting desperately needed homes for hundreds of […]


Nathan Sanders (Council Senior Project and Contract Manager), Colin Bower (Managing Director at Docking Solutions Ltd), Edward Hobbs (Infrastructure Engineer at Aecom), Micky Goble (Council Pier Master) and Councillor Coker on the new North Corner Pontoon

Work complete on new North Corner Pontoon

Devonport’s new North Corner Pontoon will be open to the public from Friday 15 January. The historic waterfront feature, which was closed for safety reasons in June 2011, has undergone a complete restoration following a campaign by the local community, MP and ward councillors. Located just off the Cornwall Street beach, it now boasts a […]


Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light. Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, […]


Pledge to help West End festive trade by keeping temporary car park

Shoppers will continue to be able to park close to West End shops in the temporary car park at Mayflower West in the crucial run up to Christmas. Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets and City Centre Champion has pledged to the city’s West End traders that work on the new coach […]


Consultation starts on proposed update of taxi licensing policy

A new ‘code of good conduct’ for Plymouth’s licensed drivers, vehicle owners and operators could be brought in as part of a review of the city’s taxi licensing policy. The code would set out standards of dress and behaviour for the trade so that passengers can expect a professional service when they book a ride. […]


Plymouth roads win national award in public satisfaction survey

We’ve won a national award for improving public satisfaction with the condition of our roads. The city has received the Outstanding Performance Award for its improvement in this year’s National Highways and Transport (NHT) Survey, which measures public satisfaction with a range of highways and transport services across the UK. It is widely regarded as the most […]


Travel survey disruption over

Travel surveys planned for this week will be carried out by post – meaning no more disruption for Plymouth motorists. The Council has to gather up-to-date information about people’s travel movements to get Government funding for the major transport improvements the city needs and ensure schemes meet future demand. Because of the amount of good […]


Travel surveys to be carried out in Plymouth

Surveys to collect important travel data will be carried out on some of Plymouth’s key routes over the next two weeks. The surveys will be used to gather up-to-date information on journeys made in the city, which is critical for funding submissions for major transport improvement schemes such as the Forder Valley Link Road. They […]


Help finalise transport improvement plans for Derriford

Detailed plans for improving traffic flow in the Derriford area will be on public display next week. The Derriford Transport Scheme, which will see improvements on the A386 Tavistock Road, aims to reduce congestion and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will […]


Final changes to bus services this weekend

Further changes will come into force on Plymouth’s bus network on Sunday 20 September. Plymouth Citybus is making a second phase of revisions to its routes and timetables (following the takeover of First Group’s Plymouth and South Devon operations by Stagecoach) and a number of bus services will also be moving to new stops on […]


When will we be on the crucial corridor, leader asks minister

Council leader Tudor Evans has asked for a progress report on calls for the city to be part of the Strategic National Corridor network. And he is urging the Secretary of State for Transport to include the request as part of a new ‘back to the basics’ look of what UK Plc needs to be […]


Improvements for walking and cycling routes to and from Derriford

Plymouth City Council has been awarded £2.46 million from the Department for Transport to improve walking and cycling routes to and from the Derriford area. The project will see a total investment of £3.51 million over the next five years and deliver more than four kilometres of the city’s Strategic Cycle Network. Improved on- and […]


Council approves funding for transport improvements in Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has approved funding contributions towards two major transport improvement schemes for the north of the city. The Derriford Transport Scheme and Derriford Hospital Interchange were recently awarded a total of £11.56 million from the Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the body responsible for allocating funding for large-scale transport schemes across […]


Council leader takes new trains fight to the top

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has written to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, calling for the urgent replacement of ‘heritage’ rolling stock that is slowing down train journeys to the South West. The Leader is urging the Government to use the imminent award of a new Great Western franchise to […]


Plymouth secures £12 million for transport improvements in north of city

Plymouth City Council has secured more than £12 million in funding for transport improvements in the north of the city. The Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the body responsible for allocating funding for large-scale transport schemes across Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Somerset – has awarded the city £12.26 million for three schemes. This […]


Biggest ever funding promise for road to prosperity

Desperately-needed homes for hundreds of families, new jobs, and a 100-acre country park are now on the horizon in the north of the city, thanks to a massive funding promise from the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership. The partnership has this week announced it has earmarked £22.5 million of the Growth Fund […]


New coach station plans now submitted to planners

Plans for a brand new coach station in the heart of Plymouth city centre have now been formally submitted to planners. New and updated images are now available showing the latest detail for the £4.17 million project new destination for long distance coaches and a surface-level car park on the former Mayflower West car park […]


Direct early morning train into Plymouth

The Leader of Plymouth City Council and key city business figures were at Plymouth train station today to welcome a new direct, early morning train service into Plymouth, following the first major redesign of First Great Western’s timetable in Devon and Cornwall for seven years. Arriving at 1033, a full 40 minutes before the previous first direct […]


Social Enterprise Fund to help open up ebike shop

A social enterprise will be opening up a new shop in Devonport, thanks to support from the Council’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund.   Bikespace has opened its first shop and will sell electric bikes – or ebikes – as well as refurbished bicycles from its cycle recycling project already based in Devonport.   An empty shop in […]


Transport improvement scheme chosen for Derriford

Plans for improving traffic flow in the Derriford area have taken a major step forward with the selection of a preferred transport scheme for Derriford Roundabout and the William Prance Road junction. The Derriford Transport Scheme is part of a ‘master plan’ of highway improvements that will help unlock development and deliver 9,000 new jobs […]


Work to begin on new link road between Marjon and Derriford Hospital

Work to build a new link road between the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital will get under way on Monday 8 December. The Marjon Link Road scheme will widen the existing road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road to provide a new two-way link for buses. This will reduce […]


Council approves funding for new coach station in Plymouth

Plans to build a brand new coach station in the heart of Plymouth city centre have taken a major step forward with the approval of Council funding. The £4.17 million project will provide a new facility for long distance coaches and a surface-level car park with around 100 spaces on the site of the former […]


Lighting up Plymouth streets in a greener way

Plymouth City Council is lighting up the city but saving energy and running costs at the same time.   Around 3,500 LED lights have now been installed so far as part of the Council’s £8 million street lighting replacement programme.   Streets in in the north-west of the city have been the first to receive the […]


Getting waterfront into gear for cyclists

Families will soon be able to enjoy some of the best views in the city from their saddles, thanks to improvements being made along Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront cycle route. Work on the route, which is part of National Cycle Network Route 27 and connects the Barbican, the Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard, will begin […]


Have your say on the new coach hub for Plymouth

West End traders and residents, taxi and private hire companies, transport operators, as well as passengers are all being invited to comment on proposals for a new coach hub for Plymouth. Plymouth City Council wants to hear what people think about their plans for the hub on the site of the Mayflower West car park […]


Consultants back Council’s call for airport land to be safeguarded

Independent consultants have backed up the Council’s calls for the Plymouth City Airport site to be safeguarded for air services for the future. Consultants Arup were commissioned to carry out a report about the site as part of the Plymouth Plan evidence base. And they have concluded that the land should remain protected for possible […]