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Ratcliffe has thrived since joining Stagecoach’s graduate scheme in 2005. “I love the buzz and energy around the business, I couldn't... continue
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FirstGroup’s Devon & Cornwall bus business was a problem area for years. It still faces considerable challenges but Reddy has put the... continue
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People
Stagecoach chief executive Brian Souter has made a £9.5m personal investment in luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International. He is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Passenger numbers on bus services in Cornwall grew by 5.9% in 2009/10, the fourth successive year of growth. Cornwall attributes the growth to... continue
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Contracts awarded
Capita Symonds has been appointed design consultant by Persimmon Homes for the M5 junction 19 improvements scheme. Traffic signals will be installed... continue
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Schemes completed
The Petersfinger park-and-ride site opened last week. The 550-space facility, located on the A36 Southampton Road also includes a waiting room, CCTV... continue
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Progress of plans
Devon County Council’s cabinet has this week approved the A38 Deep Lane junction Option 4 as its preferred option to be taken forward and will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bristol bus operator Abus has joined in First Group’s rail-bus integrated ticketing trial in the city. Under the ‘SuperBus’ scheme,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans to improve transport in the Bristol conurbation are in limbo because of the DfT’s review of spending, councillors will hear next week. In... continue
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Residents of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire are receiving free travel planning advice as part of a ‘healthy towns’ programme funded by the... continue
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Transport and health practitioners in Bristol are examining the causes of non-collision cycling accidents. According to NHS Bristol, more than 8,500... continue
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Regular news
Electrification more of Britain’s rail network could be put on the back burner if the Government wants to make savings in rail spending,... continue
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In brief
The European Commission is to investigate claims that proposed road schemes in the south-west of England would breach European wildlife law. The... continue
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End of the line
One of the tales that has made Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary infamous is his purchase of a Dublin taxi licence so he can drive in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
North Somerset Council has backed plans to expand Bristol International Airport but has referred the decision to the Secretary of State. The airport... continue
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News
Paris operator RATP has acquired Transdev’s London United and Bournemouth bus businesses following the merger of Transdev and Veolia in early... continue
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Bus News
Stagecoach has announced the significant expansion of its Megabus intercity coach operation in the UK with a number of new routes. The move will see... continue
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Rail News
Andrew Garnett
Stagecoach subsidiary South West Trains is to invest over £2m in regenerative braking technology on 200 of its trains. The first two trains,... continue
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Bus News
Four directors at First’s Devon &?Cornwall bus operations went ‘back to the floor’ for a day last month in a move that aimed to... continue
New Transit
In brief
New open access operator Go Co-operative has given details of its planned Yeovil-Midlands service. The not-for-profit operator’s first route... continue
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