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Editorial Comment
Robert Jack
Technology has the ability to inspire. If you ever watch television you will have seen Barclaycard’s ‘waterslide’ advertisement. A... continue
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Reflections
When we began preparations for the new Travel 2020 event, taking place in London at the end of this month, we knew that there was a significant... continue
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Reflections
The announcement of July’s inflation figures last month had rail passenger groups up in arms at the prospect of huge fare rises. The 4.8% RPI... continue
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BRT Report
Ian Mathie is the Programme Manager for the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran)
My first encounter with real time passenger information (RTPI) was during family holidays spent in Europe. Most of the major cities I visited already... continue
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Projects
Andrew Garnett
Transport for London says a new contract with multinational ticketing specialist Cubic Transportation Systems for the operation of the... continue
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Politics Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
London’s much anticipated Barclays Cycle Hire scheme was launched amidst much fanfare by mayor Boris Johnson at the end of July, despite the... continue
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Technology News
Tony Lacy
In less than two years’ time, 14,700 of the world’s best athletes will compete for sport’s highest accolades at the London 2012... continue
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Technology News
UK firm Volo TV is on track to deliver its ground breaking on-train TV entertainment system across First Great Western’s entire high speed... continue
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Technology News
Robert Jack
As pressure grows on the railway to tighten its belt, train operators will seek to reduce staff numbers at stations, including those in ticket... continue
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Bus News
National Express is introducing new technology that aims to bring huge benefits to UK coach travel. The coach operator is using onboard technology to... continue
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End of the line
A simple solution to the ever increasing problem of traffic congestion seems to have manifested itself recently: the World Cup. According to... continue
Categories: Technology, Other, England
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Invest to save
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
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Letters
Steven Stewart, Director of Corporate Communications, Stagecoach Group, Perth
Robert Jack is quite right to point out in his recent editorial that customer ticketing technology is changing fast. The iPhone generation is looking... continue
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The Big Question
Alan Ponsford, Design Director, Capoco Design
The first thing is to discount predictions by 50%, as changes over the last decade have not been fundamental. However, the Twenty Teens are... continue
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The Big Question
Duncan Ellis, Senior Public, Transport Planner, Colin Buchanan
By 2020 whatever our mobile phones have morphed into will become our gateway to public transport use. Applications will have developed so that public... continue
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The Big Question
Professor Glenn Lyons, Centre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England
Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are likely to have continued to blur distinctions between travel time and activity time by 2020.... continue
Categories: Technology, Other, All of UK
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The Big Question
Peter Warman, Transport Consultant
Personal use of multi-media information, in-travel entertainment/communication, way-finding navigation, and smartcard payments/entry systems are... continue
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The Big Question
Jeremy Acklam, Travel Consultant
Ready for the mobile travel transformation? Mobile devices have already transformed the way we speak to and message each other and the next 10 years... continue
Categories: Technology, Other, All of UK
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Future
Warwickshire independent bus and coach operator Johnsons has launched a comparative trial between the battery electric Optare Solo EV and its... continue
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