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Local Transport Today
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 Is the high-speed rail lobby running out of steam? We ask because the Scottish Government has just ruled out a proposal to extend the network... continue
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People/consultants
Engineering consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Tony Kearns as strategy and operations director for its UK Rail, Transit and Aviation... continue
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Stagecoach and Go-Ahead have both reported meeting expectations for revenue growth and profits for the last financial year. Go-Ahead published an... continue
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Centro has identified its top public transport investment priority in each of the three local transport body areas covering the West Midlands... continue
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People/people
James Hammett has joined the Confederation of Passenger Transport as its fixed track executive, overseeing the interests of light rail operator... continue
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News
Transport for London announced that four bidders have been shortlisted for the new Docklands Light Railway franchise. As well as Serco, which has... continue
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Plans for a massive investment in the Cardiff city region’s public transport system have been published by a consortium of businesses and... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester is to recruit a chief operating officer who will lead delivery of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund capital... continue
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People/people
Nexus director general Bernard Garner is cutting his hours from April as part of changes to the PTE’s management structure. Garner will remain... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on major changes to city centre traffic management to complement the city’s first tram line that is... continue
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People/people
Merseytravel has appointed David Brown (pictured) as its new chief executive/director general. Brown, 47, is currently director general of South... continue
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Secondary stories
Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network reached Rochdale last week. The 4.6-mile extension of the Oldham line to Rochdale’s... continue
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News
UK transport operations drove support service firm Serco’s organic growth in 2012. The firm had organic revenue growth of 3.3% overall, half of... continue
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The percentage of people who commute to work in England and Wales by car or van fell between 2001 and 2011, according to Census data published by the... continue
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People/people
LTT columnist Paul Salveson, former DfT civil servant Bob Linnard, and Commission for Rural Communities chair Stuart Burgess are among six new... continue
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People/people
Serco has appointed Kevin Thomas managing director of the Docklands Light Railway. He was engineering and projects director.... continue
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People/people
John Parry, the inventor of the Parry People Mover Railcars, has stepped down as chairman of Pre Metro Operations Ltd, the train operating company... continue
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People/people
Peter Cushing has been appointed Manchester Metrolink’s new director, succeeding Philip Purdy who is returning to his native Australia for... continue
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The Scottish Government this week rejected the City of Edinburgh Council’s request that the Government fund concessionary travel on the... continue
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Confidex has won the £400,000 job to supply contactless paper tickets on the Glasgow Subway for the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. The... continue
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