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Local Transport Today
Feature
David Eve
Forty-two years may seem like a long time – but for a totally new concept in transportation to become accepted and proven over that time on a... continue
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In brief
About 60 businesses in part of Edinburgh’s West End are to receive a reduction in their business rates to reflect the disruption caused by the... continue
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In brief
Bus and tram passenger numbers in South Yorkshire are expected to fall further this year, according to the Passenger Transport Executive. Director... continue
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People/people
Richard Lawrence has been appointed Centro’s programme executive for smart networks and smarter choices. Lawrence is currently head of the... continue
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People/people
Public transport operator Stagecoach has announced that its current chief executive, Sir Brian Souter, is to move to the role of chairman next May.... continue
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Secondary stories
Passenger numbers on the London Underground and Docklands Light Railway broke records during the Olympic Games, Transport for London said this week.... continue
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Comment
Peter Stonham
Of the challenges facing the transport system, some are familiar and resource-hungry – such as strategic investment in the highways and rail... continue
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People/people
Steer Davies Gleave director Neil Chadwick has joined South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive as acting director of strategy on a one-year... continue
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Regular news
Councillors in Birmingham have approved proposals to extend Midland Metro to support a £450m redevelopment on the western edge of the city... continue
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In brief
Britain’s light rail systems enjoyed mixed fortunes last year, with some recording rising passenger numbers but two recording declines. DfT... continue
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In brief
Greater Manchester’s original fleet of 32 Metrolink vehicles is to be replaced by new vehicles by 2014. Having approved the replacement of 12... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Parry, Chairman, JPM Parry & Associates, Cradley Heath B64
There is little encouragement nowadays for commuting journeys to be done entirely by private car. Travel by rail is generally now considered the best... continue
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Main editorial comment
In our 06 July issue we reported safety concerns of the police, fire service and local authorities in South Yorkshire over the Highways... continue
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People/people
Liverpool city councillor Liam Robinson has been appointed chairman of Merseytravel, replacing Sefton councillor Mark Dowd. Robinson was station... continue
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In brief
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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Regular news
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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Regular news
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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Regular news
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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