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Local Transport Today
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Aberdeen City Council is to commission a study into rapid transit systems for the city. The context for the cross-city connections study is the... continue
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Regular news
The London Borough of Hounslow is investigating converting a freight-only railway in west London into a Docklands Light Railway-type operation to... continue
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Detail
Transport for Greater Manchester has set the ball rolling on the next contract for operating and maintaining the Metrolink network. RATP Dev holds... continue
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Interview
John Davies is one of many British Rail managers who left the industry in the 1990s. He left despite – or perhaps because of – his... continue
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Regular news
The new rapid transit study for the West Midlands conurbation will study lower cost alternatives to light rail. The West Midlands Integrated... continue
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The possible shape of a Metrolink light rail network for the south of Greater Manchester has been outlined in a report commissioned by Stockport... continue
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Lead Story
Transport projects have secured a share of the £1bn Local Growth Fund grant awarded by the Government last week. The funding for... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have announced a further £1bn to invest in local economies to expand the Growth De... continue
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News extra
When Nottingham’s workplace parking levy (WPL) was launched in April 2012 it had a good many detractors among the city’s business... continue
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Council leaders in the West Midlands conurbation are expected to approve next week a study of possible rapid transit connections between Birmingham... continue
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People/people
Jon Lamonte, the chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester, has been appointed the new chair of pteg, which represents the strategic... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives are pledging new laws to make strikes by transport workers harder by requiring at least 40 per cent of union members to vote in... continue
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News
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is studying submissions from two suppliers for rolling stock, signalling, control and associated systems for... continue
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In brief
London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
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Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council is exploring options for extending the city’s tram line to serve the north of the city.  The initial... continue
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People/people
Jeff Halliwell has been appointed chair of Passenger Focus, which from April will be renamed Transport Focus to reflect its widened remit of... continue
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Regular news
Oyster-style smart ticketing on all local bus services should be delivered in Sheffield, in a city deal announced by Nick Clegg, the deputy prime... continue
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In brief
The inquiry into the troubled delivery of Edinburgh’s tram line has been given statutory status to force witnesses to give evidence. The... continue
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In brief
Plans to convert the single track Cardiff Queen Street-Cardiff Bay branch line to tram operation features in Cardiff Council’s new draft local... continue
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Media monitor
“Big transport infrastructure projects tend to follow the same narrative as an episode of Grand Designs,” The Guardian reported on 3... continue
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