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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A huge funding gap has emerged between how much councils in England spend on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
FirstGroup has lost the Scottish rail franchise to Abellio, the international arm of the Dutch State Railways. Transport Scotland has awarded Abellio... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
The report on Tyne and Wear bus policy going to next week’s meeting of the North East Combined Authority runs to more than 900 pages, surely... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 21 SEPTEMBER, Peter Hendy, commissioner of Transport for London, used an interview in The Guardian to warn of London’s potential future... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Southern Train passengers are now able to use their  ‘Key’ smartcards to buy tickets to London, including weekly, monthly and annual... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
New research carried out for the Greener Journeys public transport lobby group by KPMG says that every £1 spent on free bus travel for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confounded widespread media speculation that regulated rail fares would rise by 3.5% from January 2015... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Parking management firm Parkeon has developed a smartcard that can be used to pay for public transport use and car parking. The card has been... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail passengers in Scotland could face lower fare rises in January than most parts of England and Wales. Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Further fare rises on Northern Rail may be acceptable but service reductions in return for new rolling stock are not, Sheffield City Region Combined... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
Northern Rail has sparked anger by banning the use of off-peak tickets for evening peak hour travel in a move to cut Government subsidy. The ban... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new smartcard for buses and ferries in South Hampshire has been launched. The Solent Go travelcard costs £8 per day, £30 per week and... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd a contract to provide the capital’s ticketing and fare collection services.... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
TfL has chosen to leave all of the ticketing and fare collection (or ‘front end’) matters for Oyster and contactless payments to the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London will extend contactless debit and credit card ticketing from buses to Tube, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and trams... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has stepped up efforts to persuade West Yorkshire’s political leaders to embrace a partnership approach with bus operators, rather... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is seeking an adjudicator to review 12 bus operator appeals against this year’s reimbursement schemes set by travel concession... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
According to Shashi Verma, director of customer experience at TfL, in a few weeks the biggest change to public transport ticketing in London will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
Further to my letter about the anomaly of passenger numbers declining on long-distance trains (Letters LTT 27 Jun), there is another reason for this... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I am pleased to see that the Welsh Government and Welsh bus operators have agreed payments for the Welsh scheme going forward at  a... continue
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