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Local Transport Today
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Leeds City Council is planning to officially recognise 3,000 commuter car parking spaces that have sprung up on  vacant land in and around the... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is one of the shortlisted bidders to supply Transport for London with up to ten tram vehicles for the Tramlink network... continue
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Centro is studying the possibility of introducing Parry People Movers (PPMs) to another railway line. Two of the locally-manufactured railcars are... continue
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Blackpool Borough Council is exploring options to extend its tramway system. Paul Grocott, Blackpool’s programme manager for the existing... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London
The current debate about time savings and appraisal set me thinking about what happened in London’s Docklands, a topic raised by David Metz.... continue
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Andrew Forster
Nexus has launched a new smartcard for Metro and bus travel in Tyne and Wear. The PTE this month started issuing the ‘Pop cards’ to... continue
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Rik Thomas
On 15 February The Edinburgh Evening News ran a story suggesting that the much-maligned consortium tasked with building the tram network had been... continue
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Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is to shed 100 jobs as part of a programme to deliver nearly £45m of cost savings over three... continue
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Major Investment in transport infrastructure is needed to support the development of  South-East Edinburgh according to a study commissioned by... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I refer to the correspondence on decision-making and appraisal in the issue of 28 January (Viewpoint & Letters). Over 35 years ago, I developed a... continue
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Transport Scotland will not decide whether to take control of the troubled Edinburgh tram project until after the results of mediation talks between... continue
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Supported Pool schemes with funding now approved These schemes now have Programme Entry reactivated and can progress towards Full Approval. ... continue
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David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London
Chris Riley recognises that the economic benefits of improved transport go well beyond time savings, enabling changes in land use, productivity and... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to appoint consultants to review the business case for the Edinburgh tram project, amid fears that even the proposed... continue
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City councillors in Edinburgh are  rethinking how tram services will be integrated with the bus services of municipally-owned Lothian Buses.... continue
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Transport for London is in talks with the London Borough of Croydon about the joint funding of additional tram cars to relieve congestion on the... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to go into mediation with the contractor building the city’s first tram line in an effort to bring the current... continue
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Business Leaders in the capital are urging Boris Johnson to cut bus subsidy and consider selling off parts of the capital’s transport... continue
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The Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is studying the potential for ‘tram train’ technology to replace some existing heavy... continue
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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
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