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Centro plans to appoint a single contractor and designer to deliver extensions to the Midland Metro light rail network over a ten-year... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Parry, Parry People Movers Ltd, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64
Your comment column on ultra-light rail in the last issue ends by asking what is the potential market size for the technology in the UK (‘Any... continue
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The Government has announced the next steps in its transport devolution agenda for the north of England, with plans to place Transport for the North... continue
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The Welsh Government’s new transport company will be modelled on Transport for London, Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has confirmed. The... continue
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Andrew Forster
Chatting with John Parry about his Parry People Mover (PPM) lightweight railcars is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. He’s warm,... continue
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Readers may well think it is overkill to devote six pages to the tale of ultra-light rail in the UK; by the time we had finished writing, we were... continue
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Continued from part 1.... The Very Light Rail project The Revolution Very Light Rail (VLR) project is meanwhile gathering pace. “The main... continue
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Andrew Forster
The City of Edinburgh Council is exploring how to raise funds to extend its tram line into the north of the city.  The city’s first tram... continue
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Lancashire County Council is exploring if the Blackpool South – Preston railway line (the South Fylde line) could be integrated with the... continue
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The London Borough of Sutton is commissioning advisers to develop a communications strategy for extending the Tramlink to Sutton town centre via... continue
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Edinburgh’s new tram carried 4.92 million passengers in its first year, about 370,000 higher than forecast. Tram services on the nine-mile line... continue
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Edinburgh’s trams are carrying bicycles on off-peak services on a trial basis until the end of June. A maximum of two bicycles are permitted on... continue
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London’s public transport networks are carrying about 500 million more passenger journeys a year than they were five years ago, according to... continue
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Passenger numbers and revenue on light rail systems in Birmingham, Sheffield and Blackpool all fell last year (2014/15), according to figures... continue
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Lee Baker
The Midlands Metro, Sheffield Supertram and Blackpool Tramway all suffered a decline in passengers in the last financial year, according to official... continue
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Councillors in Birmingham have approved funding for an extension of the Midland Metro light rail line from New Street to Centenary Square on the west... continue
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The inquiry team investigating the ill-fated Edinburgh Tram project has invited public submissions on the key issues under consideration. The... continue
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Andrew Forster
A passenger railway branch line in Hertfordshire could be converted into a busway or light railway under plans to improve east-west orbital public... continue
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Transport for London is consulting on plans for a new tram loop in Croydon to increase line capacity and support the town centre redevelopment. The... continue
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Councillors in Edinburgh were this week expected to approve new appointments to the boards of Transport for Edinburgh, Lothian Buses, and Edinburgh... continue
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