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Revenue from fares has offset the fall in concessionary travel on National Express coaches for the first time in the third quarter. The firm... continue
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Rik Thomas
“WHAT’S?IN a name?” Shakespeare famously asked. Well, according to Phillip Darnton, chair of the rail industry’s Cycle Rail... continue
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In brief
Transport authorities should better cater for young people’s needs by providing simple, flat daily fares and more evening and weekend services,... continue
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The shortfall of £4.5m in Government funding for Norfolk’s concessionary bus fare scheme has been reduced by £1.2m after a campaign... continue
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In brief
Southeastern has announced a special £10 return ticket for travel from London to Margate in the winter months. The idea behind the ticket,... continue
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Red routes, cheaper bus fares, and better road access to motorways are some of the initiatives being assessed for the ten-year circa £1bn West... continue
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The Scottish Government is to launch a number of pilot projects of its nationwide public transport smartcard, dubbed the Saltire... continue
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In brief
Regulated rail fares in England will rise by an average of only RPI+1% in each of the next two years instead of the RPI+3% previously proposed, the... continue
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In brief
London mayor Boris Johnson is restoring the right of Londoners over 60 to free travel on public transport in the capital from 1 November.... continue
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Bristol City Council has approved investigations of both bus Quality Contracts and a partnership agreement with operators in an effort to improve the... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Burch, Chair, West of England Bus Operators Association (WEBOA) Bristol
We have seen a lot of press coverage in recent weeks about bus services in Bristol and how these should be improved (‘BRT and QCs feature in... continue
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Viewpoint
Russell McCullagh, Ecebs
The evolution of technology over the last 20 years has been nothing short of phenomenal. We have seen smartcards enter common usage and the internet... continue
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Interview
by Rik Thomas
Transport for Greater Manchester’s plan to introduce smartcard ticketing on its public transport network is by no means the only... continue
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Media monitor
by Rik Thomas
The views of transport minister Norman Baker received a large amount of publicity in the run-up to the Liberal Democrats’ annual party... continue
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Regular news
A?FIFTH?of fare-paying bus passengers in Tyne and Wear would pay higher fares if  Nexus’s current plans for bus Quality Contracts were... continue
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FURTHER?CUTS to concessionary fares grant and a failure to reform the way the grant is distributed will make the statutory free bus travel scheme for... continue
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The Scottish Government is to increase spending on roads and railways but cut spending on buses over the next two years, according to the draft... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester this week set out its plans to implement smart ticketing across public transport in the conurbation. The plan will... continue
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Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a study published today in the American... continue
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