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SWT, Siemens and Network Rail work together on trial
South West Trains, Siemens and Network Rail, have joined forces to pilot an innovative new system that can diagnose potential problems with trains by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Devon and Torbay councils are in talks about alternative ways of funding the A380 South Devon Link Road – including the possibility of tolling... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Bristol sub-region have dismissed the idea of setting up an Integrated Transport Authority, saying the existing joint... continue
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Go Ahead's bus operations within Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has announced changes to its senior management. Two new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Proposals to turn two heritage railways into vital transport links for local communities reach crucial junctures this month. The Great Central... 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
New Transit
Feature Detail
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport and health practitioners in Bristol are examining the causes of non-collision cycling accidents. According to NHS Bristol, more than 8,500... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
New Transit
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
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