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Freight Themed Meeting February 26, 2009

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shipping_cargo_containersThe Merseyside and Halton Freight Quality Partnership are holding a Freight Themed Meeting on Monday 9th March from 9.15 am till 1.00 am including lunch, at Merseytravel, Hatton Garden.

The Freight Best Practice Project Officers will provide an overview of some of the key components of the programme including, performance management, transport operators pack and external benchmarking.

If you would like more information on the Freight Best Practice Programme go to www.freightbestpractice.org.uk/

You can book your place online at http://www.merseyfreight.org/FQPMeetings before 2 March.

For information on how to get to Merseytravel, Hatton Garden by public transport or car go to http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/contact-details_findus.html

More New Routes for JLA from Ryanair September 4, 2008

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Despite the global credit crunch, Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today announced that it will launch two new routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport later this year. Services will commence to Paris Beauvais in France and to Turin in Italy for the Winter season onwards.

This latest expansion brings the number of routes at Ryanair’s Liverpool base to 46 and passengers can now access an even wider variety of European destinations from Liverpool.

Flights will operate daily to Paris Beauvais starting from the beginning of November, whilst the weekly flight to Turin commences on 20th December. 
Neil Pakey, Peel Airport’s Deputy CEO, said: “At a time when many airlines are cutting back and we hear about the credit crunch, it is particularly pleasing to see Ryanair’s continued commitment to their operations from Liverpool with these new services. Paris is a great all year round destination for both business and leisure whilst Turin will be popular with skiers in the coming months.”

Speaking today Ryanair Sales and Marketing Executive Maria Macken said,  “The new Paris Beauvais will mean an extra 100,000 passengers per annum travelling to and from Liverpool, sustaining an additional 100 jobs.

Web of Transport September 4, 2008

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Merseyside’s intricate web of public transport is being strengthened as crowds gather for the spectacular “La Machine” in Liverpool.

The volume of people visiting the city is expected to be huge for the event; one of the highlights in the Capital of Culture calendar.

Merseytravel has been working with operators to ensure the network is fully prepared to deal with the influx of people.

Councillor Mark Dowd, Chair of Merseytravel, said: “We are expecting big numbers of people to visit the city and enjoy this sensational event so our strong recommendation is to leave your car at home, come in by bus, train or ferry and leave plenty of time for your journey.”

Neil Scales, Chief Executive and Director General of Merseytravel, added: “If this event is anything like the Sultan’s Elephant in London then we can expect the road and public transport network to get a real test.

“We have been working hard with our operating colleagues and our partners to make sure we are ready to take the strain and we are strengthening services, particularly on the rail network, wherever we can.”
For advice, people visiting the city are urged to contact Merseytravel’s Traveline team on 0871 200 22 33.”

Extra members of the team will staff phones later into the evening to help people find the best way to attend the event. Traveline will be open from 7am to 8pm on Friday, 8am to 8pm on Saturday and 8am until 10.30pm on Sunday, when the event is due to come to a sensational conclusion.

The focus of the event will move to Pier Head tomorrow (Friday). As a result Mersey Ferries will be running additional services from Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside ferry terminals on Friday evening, with extended direct services running every half hour up until 8.45pm.

Because of the complexities of this large scale event, bus services into and out of the city centre will be disrupted. Passengers can call Merseytravel’s Traveline team for the latest information.
Northern Rail will be strengthening services from Lime Street Station on Saturday from 5pm onwards, as well as almost all day on Sunday.

Merseyrail will be strengthening trains (i.e. increasing to six carriages) on major routes on Friday evening after 7pm, most of Saturday and all day on Sunday.

The Mersey Tunnels will also play a key role in the breathtaking climax of the event on Sunday evening. As a result, the Queensway Tunnel will be fully closed to traffic from 6am on Sunday until 6.30am on Monday morning.

During this period all traffic wishing to cross under the River Mersey should use the Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel.

Free Seminar For Transport Industry April 21, 2008

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Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

Wednesday 21 May 2008

Come along to a free seminar briefing on the implementation of the Driver CPC held by  RTITB and Voss.

Whether you operate one vehicle or 100 the CPC will affect your business. The Driver CPC will impact on almost 1,000,000 drivers; will require 3,000,000 training hours annually (freight only) and will require the training of more than 1,000 new instructors.

By any measure the CPC is a major challenge for the industry. We do hope you will be able to set aside time and attend this important FREE event.

Topics covered include:

  • EU DIRECTIVE 2003/59/EC – Driver Certificate of Professional Competence: Mandatory Driver Training
  • The Driver CPC in detail – who, what, when and where
  • The opportunities and challenges the Directive presents
  • The type of training options available
  • The type of training infrastructure that will be required
  • Options available for minimising cost and maximising benefits

There will also be the opportunity to see a demonstration of the RTITB’s new desktop, portable, in-house training system called Digit-ALL that can be used for training individuals or groups of drivers.

The free seminar takes place on Wednesday, 21 May between 10.30 – 12.30 followed by a buffet lunch at LACE Conference Centre, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AA.

To book your place please call Voss Training on 0151 650 6600.

How Travel Plans In Liverpool Can Benefit Your Business January 23, 2008

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How Travel Plans in Liverpool Can Benefit Your Business
Reduce Costs, Congestion and Carbon Emissions
A Networking Seminar

Friday 7th March 2008

Hosted by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
With NBTN and ACT Travelwise

To raise awareness of the benefits travel plans can have on local businesses and the environment, the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a seminar which will be held on Friday 7th March 2008 from 9am at Number One Old Hall St, Liverpool, L3 9HG

In collaboration with the Department for Transport’s National Business Travel Network (NBTN) and ACT Travelwise, this seminar will demonstrate how sustainable travel can benefit a business and demonstrate corporate social and environmental responsibility to stakeholders at all levels.

Workplace travel plans can help companies to reduce CO2 emissions in a cost effective way. Travel plans can also help companies to save money, attract and retain staff and improve reputation, as case studies show.

It can be difficult to identify and implement the right travel plan which will work best for your business. At this event there will be an opportunity to learn more about best practice at national, regional and local levels through expert advice, business testimonies and local case studies and to find out about the options available to cut emissions and make cost savings.

What will the seminar offer?

  • Hear from other businesses about the benefits of travel plans.
  • Get practical advice and tips from industry experts.
  • Local case studies and relevant information.
  • You will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with other businesses.
  • Opportunities to network and meet new contacts.

For more information or to attend the seminar please contact: Maresa Molloy 0151 227 1234

James Street To Re-Open 29 November November 21, 2007

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Please note that James Street is due to re-open on Thursday 29 November.

Details of the new arrangements including bus stand allocations are available on the Merseytravel website.

Save Money With Vehicle Fuel Efficiency November 13, 2007

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Image of White VansCome to our fuel efficiency event on Tuesday 4 December.

Transport in the UK contributes 25% to our annual carbon emissions. That ranks if first for adverse impacts on the environment.

With the possibility of higher taxes on larger engines, the government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation and diminishing oil reserves, can your business afford not to take action?

Come along to this Liverpool Chamber Environment Club event to find out what you can do to reduce business travel and increase fuel efficiency.


10.30am – 1pm

Furniture Resource Centre (FRC Group)
Atlantic Way
Brunswick Business Park
L3 4BE

To book your place:

Book online.

Email wirral.admin@groundwork.org.uk

Call the Groundwork EBS team on 0151 644 4720

Download and faxback this booking form.

All attendees also get a FREE Christmas lunch! Nom nom nom.