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Local Transport Today
Regular news
A MAJOR extension to the Metrolink network in Greater Manchester will go live next month with the opening of the  route to Manchester Airport... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Nicola Kane as its transport strategy manager. Kane joins from consultant Peter Brett Associates where... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nexus director general Bernard Garner is to retire before the end of the year. He has held the post since 2006. The new North East Combined Authority... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Alliance of British Drivers has just named Bristol City Council the ‘Worst council for drivers and mobility choice’, citing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
For many years now, the LTT editorial office has regarded the Edinburgh tram scheme as the gift that just keeps on giving. This seemingly endless... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The RMT transport union has confirmed that Mick Cash has won the election for general secretary, taking over from Bob Crow, who died in March.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
TRANSPORT FOR London has launched the first of two public consultations for the proposed London Overground Barkingside extension. TfL wants to extend... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Patronage figures and revenue levels for Edinburgh Trams are after 100 days of operation in line with the business model developed to justify the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The first of a £40m fleet of new trams for the Midland Metro began running between Wolverhampton and Birmingham this week. The four... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government is commissioning study work on a light rail system for Cardiff, focusing initially on the corridor between Cardiff Queen Street... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester is to order up to 16 additional light rail vehicles for the Metrolink network.  TfGM, which has already ordered... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Colin Smith, Deputy leader and executive councillor for environment, London Borough of Bromley, Bromley BR1
Your article on boosting rail access in south east London (‘Tube, DLR, trams or Overground: how to boost south east London rail access?’... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  What is the benefit:cost ratio for the Highways Agency’s A556 dual carriageway improvement scheme, just approved by ministers? A... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Many of the transport projects that Parsons Brinckerhoff works on make headline news – HS2, Manchester Metrolink and the M25 to name but three.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd a contract to provide the capital’s ticketing and fare collection services.... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
TfL has chosen to leave all of the ticketing and fare collection (or ‘front end’) matters for Oyster and contactless payments to the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London will extend contactless debit and credit card ticketing from buses to Tube, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and trams... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger journeys on Tramlink in south London have more than doubled from 15 million to 31.2 million since the system opened in the summer of 2000,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A project to develop less visually intrusive overhead power supply systems for light rail has won a grant from the Government’s Technology... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Automated technology will transform many, but not all, forms of public transport, believes Begg.  Train drivers will continue to be needed on... continue
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