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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is studying the potential for ‘tram train’ technology to replace some existing heavy... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A manufacturer of ultra-light rail vehicles is talking to three heritage railways about them making use of its vehicles. Parry People Movers could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Although there has been little recent coverage of Edinburgh’s tram project in the English media, north of the border the main Scottish papers... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport secretary Philip Hammond this week identified a range of options that are being studied to reduce the costs of the Nottingham Phase 2 tram... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Mackay has resigned with immediate effect from his post as chairman of both Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses.  ... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT this week re-started its major transport scheme programme but warned that no new starts were likely before 2012/13 and many of the projects... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Nottingham City Council has been told to find “significant savings” to its PFI-funded tram network extension plan. The DfT said last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to allow bicycles on Sheffield’s Supertram network have been dropped after surveys revealed their prescence would conflict with other... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Councillors in Edinburgh this week approved plans to truncate the city’s first tram line  because building the whole route is... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Nexus has awarded two framework contracts to upgrade infrastructure on the Tyne and Wear Metro. May Gurney, Serco and Morgan Ashurst have been... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Simon Warburton has been appointed to the new post of head of network strategy at the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive. He was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers have approved Coventry City Council’s Private Finance Initiative deal for streetlighting, giving hope to other local authorities... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Smartcard readers have been fitted to a third of all buses in the West Midlands conurbation, Centro has announced. The PTE is funding the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority this week signed contracts for the delivery of three further extensions to the Manchester Metrolink... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northamptonshire County Council is commissioning a study for an “iconic” mass transit system to link the major towns in the county. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Schemes completed
A new rail shuttle service linking Gatwick Airport’s north and south terminals has been launched. It is part of airport owner Global... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Elsa Woodward, High Wycombe, Bucks
The interview with the minister Norman Baker about the budget cuts and transport refers to large sums used to support bus services. In the year... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Dudley Council Conservative councillor Angus Adams (left) has been appointed chair of Centro, the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Dudley Council Conservative councillor Angus Adams (left) has been appointed chair of Centro, the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans to develop a high capacity version of the Parry People Mover have suffered a setback from Government funding cuts. The Stourbridge-based... continue
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