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Bus News
The Olympic Delivery Authority has granted planning permission for a new hydrogen refuelling facility at a First London bus garage, a move that will... continue
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Rail News
A plan to expand the electrified network that would increase capacity, improve journeys while reducing costs and carbon emissions was unveiled today... continue
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Rail News
Merseytravel’s environmental policies have been given an international seal of approval. Following an independent audit, the PTE has retained... continue
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Interview
James Dark
To a large extent, the performance of major companies reflects the character of their chief executives. This is particularly true in public transport... continue
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Rail News
Proposals to electrify up to 400 miles of railways, to fill in the network’s ‘missing links’ and provide better connections between... continue
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Environment
ALSTOM and Bombardier have each revealed details of their next generation of commuter trains. They will be more energy efficient than previous... continue
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Environment
Andrew Garnett
The government’s announcement of a £30m scheme to subsidise the purchase of around 700 new low carbon buses, plus changes to the Bus... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Regulation Airlines, bus and coach operators can alter frequencies to suit demand, enabling them to maximise loadings and reduce costs during... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
UK bus and coach operators today warned the government that it risks missing key carbon reduction targets by failing to maximise the potential of... continue
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Environment Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
FirstGroup is to incentives drivers at its UK bus division with a £2m reward pot for improved driving standards. The scheme is linked to the... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Sure bets or big gambles? We’ve selected 10 public transport projects, in the bus, rail and light rail sectors, and have assessed their... continue
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Viewpoint
Peter Koning
It is hard to believe that it is less than a decade since the dark days of Hatfield and the demise of Railtrack. Since then, there has been a... continue
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Reflections
The rail industry is making much of its green credentials these days, but a warning has come from across the Atlantic that it must not rest on its... continue
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Products & Services
Bus operators could cut their fuel bill by as much as 30%, saving as much as £2,000 per year per vehicle, by using a special device that has... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Meera Rambissoon
Stagecoach has become the first bus and coach operator to sign up to the ECO - Efficient and Cleaner Operations - Stars Fleet Recognition... continue
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Bus News
Optare demonstrated its fully battery-powered Optare Solo EV to prime minister Gordon Brown and has welcomed the government's announcement that it is... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Gordon Mackley, East Malling, Kent
I am not surprised that the vehicles to be used on the Cambridge busway are to be biofuel-powered and predictably the buses are painted green but it... continue
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In brief
The recent budget announce by chancellor Alistair Darling will see a further increase in fuel duty, which will rise by 2p in September, following on... continue
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Regular News
Meera Rambissoon
Transport secretary Geoff Hoon last week announced further changes to Bus Service Operators’ Grant that will see operators rewarded with a 3%... continue
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Ben Colson
Ben Colson
Ever since the present government came to power, it has hankered for the opportunity to cut subsidy to bus services. Of course they wouldn’t... continue
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