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Local Transport Today
In brief
The feasibility of deploying tram-train vehicles on local rail services in and around Cardiff could be the subject of a new study. The South East... continue
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Viewpoint
Tom Hart - Scottish Association for Public Transport
Responding to the proposed Glasgow and Clyde Valley strategic development plan (SDP), the Scottish Association for Public Transport has drawn... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Light rail projects must become more affordable through greater system standardisation and taking a new approach to managing utility diversion work,... continue
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Regular news
Edinburgh’s citizens will have to wait at least another three years before trams start running in the city. The new target opening date for the... continue
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Andrew Forster
Edinburgh’s first tram route will serve the city centre after pressure from the Scottish Government prompted councillors into an abrupt U-turn... continue
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News
Stagecoach is to return £340m of cash to shareholders after reducing its debt through organic revenue growth and strategic disposals, but has... continue
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Regular news
Council officers in Edinburgh are scouring the world for places to send some of the city’s trams after Transport for London rejected their use... continue
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Regular news
Private sector consultants have been appointed to project manage the completion of Edinburgh’s troubled tram scheme. The appointment of Turner... continue
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Tram tracks already laid along Princes Street, Edinburgh’s premier street, could lie unused for years following this week’s decision to... continue
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Andrew Forster
City councillors in Edinburgh this week voted to truncate the city’s first tram line even further, saying that the cost of completing a line to... continue
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Secondary stories
Councillors in Edinburgh this week chopped back the city’s troubled first tram line after refusing to borrow more than £200m to complete... continue
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Lead Story
Transport for Greater Manchester has welcomed Stagecoach’s decision to sell its Manchester Metrolink contract and assets to ... continue
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Regular news
Nottingham City Council has revealed details of the revised funding arrangements for the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram scheme extensions.... continue
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Viewpoint
“The Government’s potholes review will consider if highways maintenance service standards are too high,” we report on page 8. And... continue
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Letters to the editor
Dave Holladay - Glasgow
One option being ignored in Edinburgh’s great tram debate seems to be the use of the priority routes and dedicated tracks, constructed so far,... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
As councillors in Edinburgh met this week to try and find a way out of the city’s tram debacle, calls were growing for a public inquiry into... continue
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Viewpoint
Over the years LTT  has become familiar with the different media protocols that local authorities around the country deploy. Many are more than... continue
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News
Stagecoach has forecast that its revenue from local authority concessionary fare payments and tendered bus services will fall by £15m over the... continue
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Regular news
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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Regular news
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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