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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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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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Andrew Forster
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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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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Serco has appointed Kevin Thomas managing director of the Docklands Light Railway. He was engineering and projects director.... continue
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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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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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STREETSCAPE ENHANCEMENTS, extra tram capacity and some road improvements feature in a new spatial plan for Croydon town centre. The London Borough... continue
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South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s director general David Brown has been appointed the new chair of PTEG for a two-year term,... continue
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Rik Thomas
WILL JUDGE is quite adamant that the future of transport ticketing is the contactless bankcard and that the days of the dedicated transport... continue
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“Intelligent travel systems such as ‘pay-and-wave’ technology could help solve traffic congestion and reduce council budgets... continue
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Parkeon Transit has been awarded the contract to provide the ticketing system for the Edinburgh tram. The contract includes the supply and... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester wants the Government to fund reduced public transport fares for young people, particularly those undergoing... continue
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Travel concession authorities in England outside London cut expenditure on concessionary travel by 5% in real terms in 2011/12, according to ... continue
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Serco Docklands has been granted an £100m 18-month extension to its contract to operate the railway. TfL said it was taking up the option of... continue
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On 28 November The Independent debated the pros and cons of travel on public transport networks being provided for free. After noting that from 1... continue
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Centro is developing plans for a local rail link to the proposed Birmingham Interchange HS2 station near Birmingham Airport, which would enable... continue
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Centro could have to make further budget cuts after the conurbation’s seven metropolitan district councils warned that they may have to cut... continue
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