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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS4
Roger Davies (Letters LTT 16 Dec 11) is pleased Bristol has been awarded its Bus Rapid Transit bid. So that’s it then – Bristol will at... continue
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Regular news
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive expects to hear in the next few weeks if  its bid for £55m to trial tram-train technology... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Moorhouse, Company secretary, Travelwatch Northwest, Manchester
TravelWatch NorthWest is an independent organisation representing all public transport users in NW England. In February we formally objected to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
And there was me thinking dinosaurs had died out, but, no they are alive and well in Bristol. I refer to Gavin Smith’s letter (LTT 2 Dec)... continue
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In brief
Construction of the Nottingham tram extensions to Chilwell/Beeston and Clifton should begin next month after the DfT gave final approval to the... continue
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In brief
Nottinghamshire County Council is launching a review of how passenger transport is operated with the aim of saving £2m. Project TITAN (Towards... continue
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People/people
Neil Scales is leaving his job as chief executive and director general of Merseytravel after almost 15 years at the organisation to become chief... continue
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In brief
Trafford Council in Greater Manchester is examining whether an extension to the Manchester Metrolink through Trafford Park could be part-funded by... continue
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News
Aecom and Mott MacDonald have secured the strongest positions on Centro’s new consultancy services framework to support delivery of its capital... continue
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Lead Story
Transport for London has announced that it expects to be able to make cost savings of up to £250m following the purchase of the companies... continue
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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS4
Name the city with the worse traffic congestion outside London. Now name an English metropolitan area lacking a modern tram or LRT system, or any... continue
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News
Arriva has doubled its operations in Sweden in a contract that will see it charged with integrating bus, rail and light rail services in Stockholm... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The manufacturer of the Parry People Mover railbuses is  in talks with a rolling stock leasing company and landowners/ developers about a... continue
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In brief
Councillors in Edinburgh have approved a £3.2m programme of works to return streets in the north of the city to how they looked before... continue
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Regular news
Modelling exercises conducted by Transport for London have suggested that transport capacity will not be as badly affected as businesses initially... continue
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Transport for London has outlined  options for building Crossrail 2 – the Chelsea-Hackney link – as an automatic metro railway, or... continue
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Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester has set out how tram-train technology could boost public transport’s role in the conurbation. The draft rail... continue
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In brief
Manchester City Council has endorsed the route of the second city crossing for Manchester Metrolink services, following the completion of public... continue
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Viewpoint
The Tories and Lib Dems are living proof that people with different ideologies can get on together when the need dictates, but we reckon that getting... continue
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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport plans to procure a fleet of driverless trains for use on the Glasgow Subway, replacing the existing vehicles,... continue
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