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Rail News
Transport for London has published details of an £820m package of rail improvements for Network Rail’s next five-year spending period... continue
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Reflections
The modernisation of how customers pay for their bus and train travel has take a long time to arrive. A very long time. Stephen Morris, external... continue
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Rail News
Passenger Focus’s latest research shows passengers familiar with ticket machines are not always confident when making complex or less-familiar... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
James Dark
A complete revision of the way the rail industry is structured and operates is being considered by the Department for Transport's team investigating... continue
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Cover Story
Robert Jack and James Dark
As we enter a period of austerity, it is clear that investment in public transport is going to dry up. There will be less money for new... continue
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End of the line
Former rail regulator Tom Winsor managed to bemuse the Today programme’s James Naughtie during a recent interview for the Radio 4 favourite.... continue
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People
A number of management changes have taken place at FirstGroup following the appointment of former London Underground managing director Tim... continue
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In brief
Apprenticeships London Underground infraco firm Tube Lines recently played host to some heavyweights of the UK business world interested in learning... continue
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People
Two figures in the public transport industry were recognised in the recent Queen’s birthday honours. Bernard Delaney, director of bus operator... continue
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People
A restructuring programme at Centro, the West Midlands PTE, has seen Stephen Rhodes, the organisation’s bus and highways director take on the... continue
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People Lead Story
Transport for London has announced the appointment of Andie Harpur as the new chief executive of London Underground infrastructure firm Tube Lines.... continue
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Letters
Jonathan Tyler,Passenger Transport Networks, York
In his article on open access Paul Salveson argues that it adds value to today's railway. He presses the right buttons about competition,... continue
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Viewpoint
Peter Stonham
Recent visits to the Continent have once again underlined to me the substantial difference in approach that exists in the way transport is provided,... continue
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Viewpoint
George Muir
Most great and effective leaders seek control - Reagan didn’t but war leaders from Stalin to MacArthur did, and Wellington had a microscopic... continue
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Business
In its latest results presentation published last month, Stagecoach revealed that revenue at SWT and East Midlands Trains was £125m below the... continue
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Business
Stagecoach has won a legal battle with the Department for Transport which will prevent its rail division plunging into the red. City analysts have... continue
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Products & Services
Peter Stonham
Thetrainline.com, the UK’s leading rail ticket retailer, has signed a deal for a mass-market mobile ticketing purchase and delivery system. The... continue
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World
The cash-strapped Greek government is investigating the possible privatisation of a number of public assets in a move that aims to reduce the... continue
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World Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
South Africa heralded a new era for public transport last month with opening of the first phase of the Gautrain, a new high speed rail network, in... continue
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Projects
Chancellor George Osbourne confirmed that five planned rail upgrades will go-ahead in last month’s emergency budget. The Tyne & Wear Metro... continue
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