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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, Bristol BS3
In Bristol today is a true battle of the modes. Is it to be car, BRT or rail? The one winning at the moment is the car. Bristol continues to be a... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
The Docklands Light Railway deserves applause for relaxing its no bikes rule (‘DLR welcomes cyclists aboard’ LTT 24 Jan). In South... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
PUBLIC SPENDING on bus services in Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear is under pressure after councils agreed tough levies for transport... continue
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In brief
Transport for London’s budget for 2014/15 will be just over £10.6bn in 2014/15 – £946m higher than in 2013/14, according to... continue
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Lead Story
Firstgroup’s board has explained how it plans to boost shareholder returns in the face of a renewed call for the business to be broken up. In a... continue
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Regular feature
John W. E. Helm
London’s modal shift from private to public transport, cycling and walking continues apace, and is the main theme behind TfL’s annual... continue
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Regular news
South Yorkshire PTE has outlined how a high-speed rail station at Meadowhall in Sheffield could become a major transport interchange for the... continue
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Detail
Bombardier and Vossloh Kiepe are to supply a further ten light rail vehicles to Transport for Greater Manchester in a contract worth about... continue
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People/people
In the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso was awarded a CBE for services to... continue
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People/people
David Hytch, Transport for Greater Manchester’s information systems director, has left the organisation. In a statement, Hytch said: “I... continue
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Main editorial comment
Thanks to our Ukrainian correspondent for sending in this image of a tram timetable from the city of Krivoy Rog. In case you’re having... continue
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News
Stagecoach Group’s six month results to 30 October show modest improvements in group revenue, up 5% to £1.474bn (H1 2012,... continue
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People/people
John McFarlane is to succeed Martin Gilbert as chairman of FirstGroup on 1 January. Dumfries-born McFarlane is chairman of insurance group Aviva plc... continue
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People/people
The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed three non-executive directors to Transport for Edinburgh, which will initially oversee tram and bus... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tiffany Lynch, Tonbridge TN9
I was interested in your front page item about Lord Heseltine’s reference to the Docklands Light Railway as a “toy town railway” in... continue
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People/people
Caroline Hodges has been appointed surface liaison manager at Transport for London, reporting to surface transport managing director Leon Daniels.... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Figures from the Treasury reveal that public spending on transport in England is at a five year low, with a particularly big drop in the North and... continue
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Secondary stories
Lord Heseltine, who master-minded the regeneration of London’s Docklands in the 1980s, has described the Docklands Light Railway as a... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Mayor of London has hailed the plans by Transport for London to begin 24-hour services on some tube lines from 2015, as he also announced that... continue
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Regular news
Councillors in Edinburgh have put plans to remove buses from one side of the city’s premier street, Princes Street, on ice following protests... continue
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