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Local Transport Today
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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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In brief
The West Midlands conurbation is participating in a European project, which aims to allow citizens to pay for all forms of transport using... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London should encourage walking and cycling by giving rebates to people who don’t use their travelcard season tickets every... continue
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Media monitor
On 7 April former transport secretary Andrew Adonis used a column in London’s Evening Standard to extoll the virtues of the capital’s... continue
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Park-and-ride users in Norwich are the first bus passengers to be able to use a new smartcard developed by Norfolk County Council. The card will be... continue
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Regular news
Stagecoach HAS given the Welsh Government another week to respond to a threatened Judicial Review of the decision to cut concessionary fares... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
STAGECOACH THIS week threatened to take legal action  against the Welsh Government  and Welsh local authorities over plans to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, has died aged 52. The union say that Crow died in the early hours of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Local Government Association is calling on the Government to increase funding for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Municipally-owned Cardiff Bus has announced a programme of service reductions and fare rises, blaming them on the Welsh Government’s decision... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
You report the cut in the reimbursement rate for carrying free of charge Welsh ‘Seniors’ on buses in the principality (‘Anger at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government says in its draft child poverty strategy that high transport costs "can make it harder to get to work and to stay in work," as it vows... continue
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