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Local Transport Today
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Guardian transport blogger Dave Hill discussed the subject of road pricing on September 18. “Raising [public transport] fares…... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Transport secretary Philip Hammond landed himself in hot water with the media last week when he suggested that the UK’s railways are “a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Next January’s fare rises on London’s public transport networks are likely to push up the cost of the capital’s Freedom Pass for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Norfolk County Council has capped the cost of its concessionary fares reimbursement –  breaking the link between payments and passenger... continue
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Regular news
Merseytravel this week launched its new ‘Walrus’ smartcard for public transport. The card will be rolled out in a phased approach over... continue
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Andrew Forster
Major cuts to bus services in Cornwall look likely after the council’s decision last week to slash concessionary fares reimbursement paid to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Many parts of Warwickshire have been left without an evening bus service following the county council’s complete withdrawal of subsidised... continue
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Comment
FirstGroup’s announcement that it will introduce contactless bankcard ticketing across its English bus fleet from 2012 is just the latest step... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The Government's decision to end the current, non-statutory arrangements whereby long-distance coach service operators in England can claim BSOG (bus... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK and mainland Europe, has launched a free mobile phone application allowing passengers to... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
Transport for London has introduced a new facility for Oystercard pay-as-you-go customers who occasionally forget to touch out at the end of their... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire county councils have launched a tender for the supply of smartcards for transport and other services. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Many of the appeals brought by bus operators in England against this year’s concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements have been withdrawn... continue
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Regular news
The number of concessionary passholder trips made on buses on Merseyside has fallen 13% since the late 1980s, according to figures published by... continue
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Train operator Southern hopes to roll-out smartcard technology across its network, after receiving funding from Network Rail’s £100m... continue
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Secondary stories
Passengers using First Group buses in England could soon be paying using ‘touch in- touch out’ debit/credit cards, the operator said this... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
There can be few, if any, industries where price rises cause the level of national debate and general criticism that they do on the railways. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The periodic ritual of media outrage at the state of the UK’s rail network, and the cost of using it, flared up again in mid-August, due... continue
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Letters to the editor
Michael Leach - CEO, ITSO Ltd, Milton Keynes, MK13
Further to the article on ITSO in your 29 July edition, I would appreciate the opportunity to add further context to my statements around the... continue
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Rik Thomas
Merseytravel, the Passenger Transport Executive responsible for the co-ordination of public transport in Merseyside, has announced that it will be... continue
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