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Tyne & Wear PTE Nexus director general Bernard Garner is cutting his hours from April as part of changes to the PTE’s management structure.... continue
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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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Viewpoint
Derogatory phrases such as “Beeching the Butcher”, or “Beeching’s axe”  tend to appear in Britain whenever there... continue
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Helmut Holzapfel
Kassel is a German city of 200,000 people, lying 150 kilometres north of Frankfurt and just over an hour away on the high-speed Deutsche Bahn ICE... continue
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In transport terms, the rail network was the pioneer of fast, efficient long-distance and commuter travel. It replaced the horse drawn stagecoach... continue
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National Express Group has made key appointments in its new local subsidiary in Germany bidding for contracts to operate regional rail lines. The... continue
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Bus News
Transport for Greater Manchester has set out its plans to implement smart ticketing across public transport in the conurbation. The plan will be... continue
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Politics
Major urban areas in Britain could see transport networks more like those common in mainland Europe if UK MPs get their way. The UK... continue
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People
The Chair of Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority, Cllr David Wood, has been elected as Chair of the group of six UK transport authorities... continue
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Paul Salveson
We’re a pretty insular lot – us Brits that is. And I reckon we’re particularly insular in transport thinking, and how we make the... continue
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Projects Lead Story
Daniel Wright
The announcement by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) that it is to press ahead with a long-mooted pilot scheme to test the Tram-Train concept in... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
The steady opening up of European rail markets to competition is involving some tough decisions about how to package the offer of contracts. Germany... continue
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Paul Salveson
The elections in May were significant in so many ways. For me, they were particularly notable  as I was elected onto Kirklees Council to... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
Transport Secretary Justine Greening and Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles have approved a two-year funding deal which will... continue
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Paul Salveson
­T­­he UK Government has issued its consultation paper on options for decentralising local and regional rail services within England.... continue
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Deniz Huseyin
Rail passengers in Northern Ireland can now buy, receive and display an electronic ticket on their mobile phones. Translink decided to roll out the... continue
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Technology News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has become the first train operator in the country to give customers direct access to station, train control and... continue
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Paul Salveson
­T­­he ‘rail product’ is only as strong as its weakest link, and that link is often the station. So it’s good to see... continue
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The Department for Transport has set out detailed benefits which will be provided by HS2 including capacity increases, journey time savings, modal... continue
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Following an extensive investigation into declining punctuality on key parts of Britain’s railways, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has... continue
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