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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro and Birmingham City Council are to consult on two options for extending Midland Metro to the city’s proposed new high-speed rail station... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in the West Midlands have approved £9.7m of cuts to the levy paid by the seven districts to Centro. The levy will reduce to... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Not everyone is looking forward to NGT: Over 600 land acquisitions will have to be made, and nearly 1,800 objections have been lodged. Complainants... continue
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Regular feature
John W E Helm
If Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (Metro) get their way, the trolleybus will be returning to the streets of... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
FirstGroup has proposed introducing a 'New Bus for Leeds' modelled on London's new double-deckers as a lower-cost alternative improvement to the... continue
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People/people
Tim Jackson has been appointed head of the British Isles business unit created by French public transport operator RATP Dev. Jackson has led his own... continue
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Regular news
Plans to extend the Bakerloo line and London Overground further into south London will receive a boost when the outcome of two new studies are... continue
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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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