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Light Rail News
Nexus, the Tyne & Wear PTE, yesterday evening announced the name of a preferred bidder for a contract to operate trains and stations on the Tyne... continue
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Light Rail News Lead Story
Nexus, the Tyne & Wear PTE, has announced that tickets on the Metro light rail system are to be frozen in 2010, including singles, returns,... continue
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Letters
Richard Anderson, Managing Director, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre, Imperial College London
I was interested to read Peter Stonham’s recent article in about the insufficient transfer of knowledge between operators throughout the world... continue
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Letters
John Baggs, Horsham
The recent item on the Big Question ‘What needs to be done to get tram schemes moving again?’ included a comment by Neil Renilson that... continue
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BRT Report
John Carr, Secretary of BRTuk & Business Development Director, Elan PTC.
Casually scanning New Transit during a journey to Lyon, Peter Stonham’s reflections following his attendance at yet another major UITP event... continue
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Viewpoint
Philip Higgs, Associate Director, TAS
About 10 years ago, Blackpool realised that its tramway was falling apart, quite literally. The track was knackered, the electrical infrastructure... continue
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World Lead Story
Robert Jack
The tram-train concept is one that many believe has considerable potential. It will be tested for the first time in the UK between Sheffield and... continue
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Light Rail News
Transport for London (TfL) has won its fight for London Underground to maintain control over construction jobs previously held by the failed Metronet... continue
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Light Rail News
The joint inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group and the Passenger Transport Executive Group this week held its first inquiry... continue
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Light Rail News
Transport for London has heralded the weekend move of a Docklands Light Railway station without any disruption to passengers as an extraordinary feat... continue
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Bus News
GMPTE has submitted an application to Rochdale Council for detailed planning consent for a new interchange on Smith Street, next to the River Roch,... continue
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Projects Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
London mayor Boris Johnson last month unveiled his shopping trolley of schemes to improve transport infrastructure in the capital over the next 20... continue
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News Lead Story
The board of Transport for London yesterday approved TfL's updated business plan that sets out how investment in front line services and London's... continue
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Cover Story
Robert Jack
Globalisation is a key feature of our time. Borders are being broken down as commerce takes advantage of the liberalisation of markets, and public... continue
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The Big Question
James Harkins, Managing Director, Light Rail (UK)
The term “Light Rail” with its associations with high unaffordable costs and disruption needs to be replaced by the term... continue
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The Big Question
Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Trams are quiet, environmentally friendly, and efficient. Unfortunately, they are all too scarce. While there are towns of 50,000 people with tram... continue
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The Big Question
Neil Renilson, Former Chief Executive of Transport Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s presently under construction 11-mile tram line is currently projected to cost £562m (£545m build cost, plus £17m... continue
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The Big Question
Scott Mcintosh, Technical Director, Light Rail and Trams, Mott MacDonald
Simple answer - ‘Money’. With money Liverpool could recommence, Manchester do the Big Bang and Nottingham build two new lines. The long... continue
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The Big Question
Geoff Lusher, Chairman, Light Rail Transit Association
Central government must set out a clear policy framework encouraging low carbon public transport schemes. A review of local government structures is... continue
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