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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The group representing passengers on the Watford-St Albans railway has voiced reservations about the Government’s plan to convert the line to... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Following a restructuring at Centro, the West Midland Passenger Transport Executive, Tom Magrath has taken the post of strategy and commissioning... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“Transport minister Sadiq Khan announced on Monday that the Department for Transport (DfT) had given ‘programme entry approval’ for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Calum Alexander, Maidstone, Kent
Along with his dogged pursuit of the antique rail-to-roads mantra, Paul Withrington of Transport-Watch also chooses to promote his views by quoting... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Secretary, Railfuture policy committee, Surrey
Paul Withrington does himself no favours in his tirade against the rail industry. He really should check out real facts before he puts pen to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, is to begin a study into ways of developing the Tyne and Wear Metro system. The PTE is keen to explore opportunities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus and tram journey times on a busy corridor in Sheffield have significantly increased since the operating hours of bus gates were relaxed, the city... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Funding approvals announced by the DfT last week mean that construction work on the Manchester Metrolink tram extensions to Ashton-under-Lyne and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton NN2
Transport 2000, now named the Campaign for Better Transport, was originally funded by the railway unions.  Today many of its corporate members... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The opening of Edinburgh’s troubled first tram line could be delayed by more than two years and may require an extra £100m to be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to run trams through the streets of Birmingham city centre have received support from the DfT. It has granted programme entry status to... continue
Local Transport Today
Schemes completed
The first of a fleet of three-carriage trains went into public service last week on the busiest section of the Docklands Light Railway network... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Secretary, London Group, Campaign for Better Transport
Although there are many measures which can be taken to improve the street environment of London’s Oxford Street (rephasing traffic lights,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Pedro Abrantes has joined pteg’s support unit in the new post of economist. Abrantes has moved from Leeds University’s Institute for... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
It is all coyness and shrugs from Arriva and Keolis, effectively the international arm of French state railway SNCF, on their discussions over a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Mancunians are being asked how the city centre’s transport networks should develop over the next decade. A second Metrolink route across the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Liberal Democrats are banking on a hung parliament to give them influence over transport policy with road pricing being one of their... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The remit of passenger representative body Passenger Focus will be extended to include trams as well as buses and trains from April this year, the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport minister Sadiq Khan this week approved a £580m plan  to modernise and operate the Tyne and Wear Metro. Modernisation of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is to conduct a review of transport issues in the Sheffield-Rotherham corridor. The review will examine... continue
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