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Andrew Forster
Nexus has launched a new smartcard for Metro and bus travel in Tyne and Wear. The PTE this month started issuing the ‘Pop cards’ to... continue
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National Express Group is considering large increases to bus fares as part of its objective of achieving industry leading profit margins. The... continue
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In brief
Passengers will be able to use contactless bank or credit cards for pay-as-you-go travel on all of London’s transport network by the end of... continue
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The convenience of  London’s Oyster smartcard is generating many additional public transport trips, according to research by Transport for... continue
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is calling on the Scottish Parliament to give local authorities and regional transport partnerships the power... continue
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In brief
Young people in Staffordshire will  benefit from cheaper bus travel under a new concessionary travel scheme approved by the county council.... continue
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Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is to shed 100 jobs as part of a programme to deliver nearly £45m of cost savings over the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Dave Holladay, Glasgow
Further to Anthony Lambert’s comments, I see a clear and prescient need for some MPs to ask Parliamentary Questions on the rail... continue
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When Philip Hammond settled into  the transport hotseat at Great Minster House last May, one of the first welcome letters he received was from... continue
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The delivery of bus rapid transit in Belfast and reforms to public transport regulation across Northern Ireland have been delayed. Last month’s... continue
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Rik Thomas
On February 7 Guardian commentator Julian Glover devoted his column to a detailed analysis of the Government’s concessionary fare scheme for... continue
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In brief
London Councils has reached agreement with the Association of Train Operating Companies on a four-year deal for concessionary travel on rail services... continue
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Councillors in South Yorkshire have agreed to protect tendered bus services despite the Integrated Transport Authority facing a 10.5% revenue budget... continue
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The DfT is seeking up to five contractors to help determine appeals brought by bus operators against local authority concessionary fare reimbursement... continue
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In brief
Train Fares may have to rise by “substantial margins” in the north of England conurbations if the Government is serious about reducing... continue
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In brief
Transport for South Hampshire is preparing a smartcard ticketing bid to the DfT’s new Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The partnership of... continue
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Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, has agreed to work with bus operators to examine how a single integrated ticketing scheme,... continue
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In recent weeks there has been a steady flow of stories about local authorities planning significant cuts to tendered bus networks. Somerset,... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Passengers will be able to make most public transport journeys in England with smart ticketing technologies such as smartcards or mobile phones... continue
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News
JMP has captured the contract to assist in the running of Hampshire’s concessionary fares scheme from dominant shire counties provider MCL. JMP... continue
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