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Local Transport Today
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Passenger Transport Executive support body Pteg has criticised the DfT’s suggestion that there is a need to reduce regional imbalances in rail... continue
Local Transport Today
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Two new forms of ‘smart’ public transport ticket are to be trialled in South West England. The West of England partnership authorities... continue
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Centro’s new public transport smartcard for the West Midlands is to be branded ‘Swift’.... continue
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The UK’s first urban cable car will open on Thursday, providing a new transport link across the River Thames from Greenwich to Royal Docks in... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government’s policy of regulating rail fares has been “too effective” at keeping fares down, according to Transport for Greater... continue
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TfL is drawing up plans to return the age of eligibility for a Freedom Pass to 60, honouring Boris Johnson’s mayoral election pledge. The... continue
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Nottinghamshire County Council is to buy railcards for staff to cut the cost of business travel. The council estimates 8-10% of staff would be... continue
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Nottinghamshire County Council has struck a two-year fixed concessionary travel reimbursement deal with 18 of the area’s 21 bus and tram... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Hertfordshire County Council is currently in the throes of implementing a highly advanced automatic vehicle location and real-time passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has announced that its ‘Emirates Air Line’ cable car system will be opened on June 28, a month ahead of the Olympic... continue
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Co-ordinated timetables, more multi-operator ticketing and cheaper tickets, are among the features of a new Sheffield-wide voluntary bus partnership... continue
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Differences between the Government and Transport for London over ‘smart’ ticketing strategy were highlighted by the capital’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Everything Everywhere, a collaboration between the two giant mobile phone service providers Orange and T-Mobile, has linked up with one of the... continue
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Masabi, a developer of mobile ticketing technology for the transport sector, has unveiled a new application called ‘Smart Card Buddy... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham
Buses minister Norman Baker is of course correct when he says that “there are quite a lot of buses running around London that are well below... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
There's been plenty of doom and gloom in news about the bus industry over recent months, with local authorities cutting tendered service budgets and... continue
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Transport operator Stagecoach has announced that it has become the first major bus operator in the country to accept smartcards for concessionary... continue
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Transport for London has confirmed that its plans to introduce ‘wave and pay’ contactless ticketing, where users can pay for their travel... continue
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Plus bus, The public transport industry’s integrated rail-bus ticket, is on course to break the one million sales barrier this year. An event... continue
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