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Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd a contract to provide the capital’s ticketing and fare collection services.... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
TfL has chosen to leave all of the ticketing and fare collection (or ‘front end’) matters for Oyster and contactless payments to the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London will extend contactless debit and credit card ticketing from buses to Tube, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and trams... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has stepped up efforts to persuade West Yorkshire’s political leaders to embrace a partnership approach with bus operators, rather... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is seeking an adjudicator to review 12 bus operator appeals against this year’s reimbursement schemes set by travel concession... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
According to Shashi Verma, director of customer experience at TfL, in a few weeks the biggest change to public transport ticketing in London will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
Further to my letter about the anomaly of passenger numbers declining on long-distance trains (Letters LTT 27 Jun), there is another reason for this... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I am pleased to see that the Welsh Government and Welsh bus operators have agreed payments for the Welsh scheme going forward at  a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The new transport minister Claire Perry has in her first interview in post set her sights on convincing the Chancellor to rule out any increases in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Stephen Hammond, transport minister for less than two years, is reportedly to be replaced in the Prime Minister's reshuffle today. Hammond,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A big rise in fare-paying adult bus passengers in Sheffield has outweighed losses in concessionary trips by older people and children, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the north of England’s railways. The Chancellor last month called for a high-speed railway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government has bowed to pressure from bus operators and announced a more generous reimbursement scheme for the carriage of concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Consultant Deloitte has won a £1.98m contract from Transport for London to assist in enhancing its commercial revenue generation. The contract... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of smart ticketing operators is aiming to introduce worldwide interoperable public transport ticketing using NFC phones. The Smart... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus users in London who don’t have enough credit on their Oystercard to travel can now make one more journey by going into a negative balance.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The revisions to Nexus’s bus Quality Contract Scheme proposals have done nothing to placate the area’s three major bus operators –... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
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