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Local Transport Today
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Fifty years of public transport campaigning by the Scottish Association of Public Transport (SAPT) are celebrated in a new book. Between 1962 and... continue
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POLITical leaders in Greater Manchester are planning  to accelerate the delivery of a Manchester Metrolink extension to the huge Trafford... continue
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News
Intelligent public transport infrastructure manufacturer, Trueform, has been sold to UK private investment firm GIL Investments Ltd. Trueform, which... continue
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Geoff Inskip, chairman of PTEG and light rail representative body UK Tram, has called on the Department for Transport to set aside £100m per... continue
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The upgraded Croydon Tramlink service has been launched with a 50% increase in frequency on the busiest part of the network. A new four trams per... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
BEFORE ANY of you complain that my title misquotes the well-known proverb, let me observe that I’m only quoting a line from my favourite Laurel... continue
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Secondary stories
Transport minister Norman Baker has given the go-ahead to a £58m project to trial tram-train vehicles in South Yorkshire. The trial will see... continue
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Merseytravel’s somewhat awkward relationship with local authority leaders and the Local Enterprise Partnership was highlighted last month by... continue
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Balfour Beatty has been named preferred bidder to build Centro’s 1.3km Midland Metro extension, seeing off competition from Morgan Sindall and... continue
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The Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh are alone amongst the parties aiming to take control of the council in the elections next week in pledging to... continue
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Bombardier Transportation has opened a new monorail vehicle manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The US$15m production facility will be... continue
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has appointed consultant Systra to advise on the procurement of new automated rolling stock, signalling,... continue
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Employers in Nottingham have made a range of responses to the UK’s first workplace parking levy scheme, for which charges will begin next week... continue
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The Introduction of driverless trains on the Glasgow Subway came a step closer this week with the Scottish Government’s announcement of... continue
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Arup has won a design contract from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport for works to modernise the Glasgow subway system. Arup’s bid of... continue
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BAA is believed to be studying options for tram-train technology to serve Glasgow Airport. The airport owner is currently developing a surface access... continue
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Crystal Palace and Sutton are the two priorities for extensions of the Tramlink network, Geoff Hobbs, TfL’s head of strategy, London Rail, has... continue
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The year one passenger forecast for the Edinburgh tram has been reduced to 5.4 million passengers following the decision to truncate the route to run... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways, Bristol
Gavin Smith’s doleful letter on the lack of a rail transport vision in the Greater Bristol area is understandable (Letters LTT 16 Feb). Despite... continue
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LOCAL AUTHORITIES will need to lead the promotion and funding of tram-train technology rather than the rail industry, according a new report by... continue
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