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Local Transport Today
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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Regular news
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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In brief
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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Main editorial comment
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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In brief
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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Regular news
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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In brief
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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Regular news
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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Regular news
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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Articles
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave
Much is known about the relative costs of building and operating BRT and LRT, and some of this evidence has been published before by BRTuk; by and... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
More than a tenth was shaved off the value of shares in Serco after it confirmed it was handing money back to Whitehall following misreporting of its... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The City of Edinburgh Council is to create a body to integrate tram and bus services that could become responsible for pedestrian and cycling... continue
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In brief
Local authorities in North East England hope to have a pay-as-you-go smartcard for public transport operational by “autumn/winter 2013”.... continue
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Detail
Centro has awarded Balfour Beatty the contract to extend Midland Metro through Birmingham city centre. The 1.4km extension will run from... continue
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People/people
Tim Buxton has joined FirstGroup as international business development director. Buxton moves from consultant Steer Davies Gleave who he joined last... continue
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Lead Story
John Helm
Transport for London had  another record year in 2012/13 according to the recently published annual report & accounts, which show traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The City of Edinburgh Council has published financial forecasts for the city’s first tram route, as well as for municipally-owned Lothian... continue
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