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Local Transport Today
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Ambitious plans to develop the public transport system in South East Wales have been presented in a report commissioned by the Welsh Government. Key... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester appears to be unsure if a £350m extension of the Metrolink to the Trafford Centre shopping complex can be... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
On page 5 of the last issue you carry the seemingly good news that my home city, Nottingham, is to get £11.3m in Better Bus Area funding.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has granted Transport for Greater Manchester the power to build a second Metrolink route across Manchester... continue
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Matt Brunt, assistant director of the Passenger Transport Executive Group, is retire on ill-health grounds. Brunt joined Pteg in 2009 from Leeds City... continue
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In brief
The coverage of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network will expand further next week with the opening of the 2.1-mile extension to... continue
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Andrew Forster
Nexus is drawing up plans for a major expansion of the Tyne and Wear Metro network.  Seven corridors have been identified based on technical... continue
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A MAJOR upgrade to road connections in and around Preston has been given the green light by the Government in a ten-year city deal for the... continue
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People/people
Centro’s policy and strategy director Tom Magrath retired this week. He had served in the post for 23 years.... continue
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Lee Baker
Metrolink trams start running today on a new line to Ashton-under-Lyne as the final testing phase ahead of passenger services launching in just over... continue
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Ticket prices on Edinburgh’s tram will be harmonised with bus fares charged by municipally-owned Lothian Buses, the City of Edinburgh Council... continue
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Pardon the pun but eagle-eyed readers of Labour press releases may have noticed that shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle’s statements on... continue
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Centro is consulting on extending the Midland Metro light rail line in Birmingham city centre. The route is currently being extended from Snow Hill... continue
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NExus has dismissed a bus operator’s claim that the PTE is pursuing a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) because of a cash crisis brought about... continue
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The Docklands Light Railway is planning to double the short 2km stretch between Stratford and Bow Church, the only single track section on its... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council has released more details of how it plans to operate the city’s new tram alongside bus services provided by... continue
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Andrew Forster
Edinburgh’s TRAMS are expected to take longer than the bus to travel from the city’s airport to the city centre. Municipally-owned... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Garner, Director general, Nexus, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I am sure LTT readers will welcome the expert and balanced analysis you provided of the Tyne and Wear Quality Contracts Scheme proposal (‘Nexus... continue
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News
Go-Ahead Group’s rail franchises dragged down its performance last year, with the group this week reporting an operating profit of... continue
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People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Bob Morris as its new chief operating officer. Morris has been interim chief operating officer for the... continue
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