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Rail News
James Dark
The need to clarify rail franchising policy in the wake of the publication of the McNulty review into the industry’s value for money (scheduled... continue
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Rail News
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has warned the rail unions that they must make a commitment to significant improvements in productivity if the... continue
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Technology News
Chiltern Railways has developed a ticketing system that enables passengers to buy, instantly receive and validate tickets through an application on... continue
Categories: Rail, Southeast England
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Rail News
James Dark
Rail unions RMT and TSSA, have used the 2012 Olympics as leverage to gain an inflation-busting pay and rewards package covering the next two years.... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
The European Commission has set out the technical foundations to allow a new generation of European rail journey planners and ticketing systems to be... continue
Categories: Rail, Europe
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Rail News
James Dark
Network Rail has published an analysis of passenger congestion at stations along with a ‘toolkit’ of solutions that could be used to... continue
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Business
James Dark
National Express Group has won its battle with its largest shareholder, activist hedge fund Elliot Advisors which has an 18% shareholding in NEG,... continue
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Rail News
The cost of leasing 38 new ScotRail trains to equip the West of Scotland line has more than doubled after officials revealed that their original... continue
Categories: Funding, Rail, Scotland
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Technology News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has launched a GPS-enabled mobile website accessed through smart technology mobile devices. The system has been... continue
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Technology News
National Express East Anglia’s fleet of Bombardier 379 fleet trains on its London Stanstead Express service now offers onboard broadband... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
Network Rail has taken the first steps in devolving power from head office with the launch of its first new-style business units in Scotland and... continue
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Feature
There was a distinct air of confidence about the future of public transport at the 59th UITP World Congress and Exhibition held in Dubai at the... continue
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Viewpoint
John Austin
When I began my career in transport back in the 1980’s, with an Economics degree, my first posting after completing the Senior Management... continue
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Cover Story
James Dark
Customer data gathered through loyalty card schemes is a crucial part of business planning in the retail industry and other consumer sectors like... continue
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Products & Services
An upgraded version of Fujitsu’s point-of-sale ticket issuing system has been adopted by South West Trains and East Midlands Trains, both part... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
Women are the ‘great unseen’ in transport decision- making. Yet they make up the majority of bus users in Britain, and account for 46% of... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation will require train operators to publish plans to improve passenger information and hit them with penalties for poor... continue
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Rail News
GoVia’s Southeastern franchise has been extended by the Department for Transport for two years until March 2014. The extension was offered... continue
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Bus News
A Department for Transport assessment of the HS2 project suggests that completion of the second phase of the new high-speed line could lead to lower... continue
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Bus News
National Express Group’s board has rejected calls from one of its major shareholders to reassess its business strategy and identify new markets... continue
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