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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Stephen Hammond, transport minister for less than two years, is reportedly to be replaced in the Prime Minister's reshuffle today. Hammond,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A big rise in fare-paying adult bus passengers in Sheffield has outweighed losses in concessionary trips by older people and children, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the north of England’s railways. The Chancellor last month called for a high-speed railway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government has bowed to pressure from bus operators and announced a more generous reimbursement scheme for the carriage of concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Consultant Deloitte has won a £1.98m contract from Transport for London to assist in enhancing its commercial revenue generation. The contract... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of smart ticketing operators is aiming to introduce worldwide interoperable public transport ticketing using NFC phones. The Smart... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus users in London who don’t have enough credit on their Oystercard to travel can now make one more journey by going into a negative balance.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The revisions to Nexus’s bus Quality Contract Scheme proposals have done nothing to placate the area’s three major bus operators –... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I have just returned from what will probably turn out to be a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to Australia, much of it spent experiencing a... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
HS2 chief executive Sir David Higgins met representatives from the Chilterns last month to hear about their idea of putting the high-speed line in a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Edinburgh’s express bus service to the airport should be cheaper and quicker than the city’s new £776m tram line that opens this... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
It is significant that three of the countries using a Graduated Driving Licence (GDL) for young drivers, Sweden, Norway and Finland, are also noted... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Some batty old chestnuts have a habit of regularly turning up, like suggesting building an airport in the Thames estuary for example. Another is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup will introduce fare rises on its UK bus networks in the coming months, amid confidence that the division’s performance is turning... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operator First has launched mobile phone ticketing for passengers in Greater Manchester. The First Bus Mobile Ticket app allows day, week, month... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in Aberdeen and parts of Aberdeenshire have launched multi-operator day and weekly tickets under the Grasshopper branding. The day... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Stagecoach is introducing one-third off adult fares for passengers under 19 years old on services in Wales.   ... continue
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