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Local Transport Today
Regular news
NExus has dismissed a bus operator’s claim that the PTE is pursuing a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) because of a cash crisis brought about... continue
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In brief
The Docklands Light Railway is planning to double the short 2km stretch between Stratford and Bow Church, the only single track section on its... continue
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Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council has released more details of how it plans to operate the city’s new tram alongside bus services provided by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Edinburgh’s TRAMS are expected to take longer than the bus to travel from the city’s airport to the city centre. Municipally-owned... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Garner, Director general, Nexus, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I am sure LTT readers will welcome the expert and balanced analysis you provided of the Tyne and Wear Quality Contracts Scheme proposal (‘Nexus... continue
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News
Go-Ahead Group’s rail franchises dragged down its performance last year, with the group this week reporting an operating profit of... continue
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People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Bob Morris as its new chief operating officer. Morris has been interim chief operating officer for the... continue
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Articles
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave
Much is known about the relative costs of building and operating BRT and LRT, and some of this evidence has been published before by BRTuk; by and... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
More than a tenth was shaved off the value of shares in Serco after it confirmed it was handing money back to Whitehall following misreporting of its... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The City of Edinburgh Council is to create a body to integrate tram and bus services that could become responsible for pedestrian and cycling... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in North East England hope to have a pay-as-you-go smartcard for public transport operational by “autumn/winter 2013”.... continue
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Detail
Centro has awarded Balfour Beatty the contract to extend Midland Metro through Birmingham city centre. The 1.4km extension will run from... continue
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People/people
Tim Buxton has joined FirstGroup as international business development director. Buxton moves from consultant Steer Davies Gleave who he joined last... continue
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Lead Story
John Helm
Transport for London had  another record year in 2012/13 according to the recently published annual report & accounts, which show traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The City of Edinburgh Council has published financial forecasts for the city’s first tram route, as well as for municipally-owned Lothian... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has published the final version of its ‘alternative solutions’ strategy, looking at the potential for greater use of trams,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is to brand its new multi-modal smartcard for public transport in the conurbation ‘Get me there’.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Councillors in Edinburgh are pressing ahead with major changes to city centre traffic management, despite a consultation exercise revealing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Mayor has set out his intent to draw up plans to extend the capital's tram network within three years and to start construction on the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
South Yorkshire PTE is warning tram passengers of lengthy periods of disruption as the PTE and tram operator Stagecoach embark on a £32m... continue
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