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Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus users in London who don’t have enough credit on their Oystercard to travel can now make one more journey by going into a negative balance.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The revisions to Nexus’s bus Quality Contract Scheme proposals have done nothing to placate the area’s three major bus operators –... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I have just returned from what will probably turn out to be a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to Australia, much of it spent experiencing a... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
HS2 chief executive Sir David Higgins met representatives from the Chilterns last month to hear about their idea of putting the high-speed line in a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Edinburgh’s express bus service to the airport should be cheaper and quicker than the city’s new £776m tram line that opens this... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
It is significant that three of the countries using a Graduated Driving Licence (GDL) for young drivers, Sweden, Norway and Finland, are also noted... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Some batty old chestnuts have a habit of regularly turning up, like suggesting building an airport in the Thames estuary for example. Another is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup will introduce fare rises on its UK bus networks in the coming months, amid confidence that the division’s performance is turning... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operator First has launched mobile phone ticketing for passengers in Greater Manchester. The First Bus Mobile Ticket app allows day, week, month... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in Aberdeen and parts of Aberdeenshire have launched multi-operator day and weekly tickets under the Grasshopper branding. The day... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Stagecoach is introducing one-third off adult fares for passengers under 19 years old on services in Wales.   ... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
John W E Helm
Passenger journeys in Great Britain have more than doubled since 1995/96 and they reached a record 1.27 billion high in 2012/13. Last year’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The long-term future of Barnsley’s cheap bus fare scheme for young people is in doubt because of budgetary pressures. Barnsley Metropolitan... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach is to cut its bus fleet in South Wales by 10% from mid-July, blaming the decision on the Welsh Government’s bus spending... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has begun trials of contactless payment cards on London Underground and rail services. About 5,000 passengers are taking part in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
COUNCILS IN Greater Manchester want to review with the DfT how the conurbation’s bus market can play a bigger part in meeting travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Discounted fares now account for more than 40% of all rail passenger fare income and generate nearly £3bn, according to the Office of Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers can now buy season tickets in hundreds of newsagents, convenience stores and supermarkets thanks to a partnership... continue
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