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Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
A new concept from London-based design firm Priestman Goode is ‘Moving Platforms’, which it describes as “a totally inter-connected... continue
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Manchester Metrolink will start operating into South Manchester next week. The 2.7km Chorlton line, which branches off the Manchester-Altrincham line... continue
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Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has backed calls for a public inquiry into the problems that have beset the Edinburgh tram project. The... continue
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Completing the tram line from the airport to Edinburgh city centre will represent good value for money – but only because the £469m... continue
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Andrew Forster
Fears were voiced this week that Edinburgh’s highly-regarded municipal bus company could be damaged by the council’s decision to press... continue
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Secondary stories
Councillors in Edinburgh this week voted to press ahead with constructing the city’s troubled tram line, but question marks remain about how a... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Holding - Chester-ltre-Seet, Durham, DH2
Your latest issue reports that Nexus (Tyne and Wear PTE) is commissioning consultants to examine eight possible new corridors for the Tyne and wear... continue
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In brief
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has launched a market consultation exercise for the procurement of up to four additional trams for the... continue
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In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is consulting on plans to increase capacity on the Metrolink network by building a second tram line across the city... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Bayliss - Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9
You report that a joint venture of Hyder Consulting and APP has been appointed as the independent verifier and certifier for Queensland’s first... continue
Local Transport Today
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Leeds City Council and Metro are hoping to secure an early pledge of DfT support for their trolleybus plans. Proposals for the New Generation... continue
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Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, is to commission consultants to help develop a long-term strategy for expanding the Tyne and Wear Metro’s... continue
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News
A joint venture of Hyder Consulting and Australian professional services consultancy APP has been appointed as the independent verifier and certifier... continue
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Andrew Forster
The chief executive of Edinburgh’s troubled tram project is to resign this summer.   Richard Jeffrey will stand down as chief... continue
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In brief
Spreading its wings: TfL has published its vision for how the Docklands Light Railway could be expanded in the future. The map identifies lines... continue
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Comment
James Dark
Since the formation of the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition last May, it has been clear that central government and councils are going to require... continue
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Viewpoint
LTT’s editor has just returned from a break in Upper Silesia, Poland, where he was struck by this use of a vacant office block in downtown... continue
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Interview
Andrew Forster
Number one Lancaster Circus seems an appropriate setting for Birmingham City Council’s transportation department. Located on the northern edge... continue
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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has announced that it is to participate in a joint venture with a market-leading smart technology firm, Ecebs... continue
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Municipally-owned Nottingham City Transport looks set to lose its contract to operate the city’s tram system. The city council has named... continue
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