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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Steve Atkins
One of the most intractable problems facing transport planners is orbital transport. For the most part our cities are monocentric and transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
As the FA Cup Final returned to Wembley on 19 May several papers considered the transport arrangements to move fans to and from the new stadium in... continue
Local Transport Today
Tenders invited
The London Borough of Southwark is inviting tenders for urban design and infrastructure consultancy services for the £1.5bn regeneration of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Contracts awarded
Transport for London has appointed consultant Mott MacDonald as technical advisor for the North London Railway Infrastructure Project. A programme of... continue
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Progress of plans
New air-conditioned trains are to be introduced on the London Underground sub-surface lines, in a phased programme, starting in 2009. A fleet on 190... continue
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Media monitor
On four consecutive Tuesdays during March former Panorama journalist John Ware presented a series of half-hour programmes on BBC2 in which he... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has commissioned what is claimed to be the biggest ever Stated Preference study to discover 5,000 people's willingness to pay... continue
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In brief
London Underground carried more than 1 billion passengers in 2006, the first year it has done so, Transport for London has said.... continue
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Monitor
The Transport for London grant, paid via the Government Office for London, was £2,180m in 2005/06, Gillian Merron told Nick Hurd (Con). Of... continue
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Regular news
The London Assembly's transport committee has called on the Government to scrap the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contracts it has with Metronet... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has narrowed down the bidders for the North and East London Railway franchise to two consortia: MTR Laing and Go-Via. The... continue
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Regular news
In our last issue, a late sub-editing error in our story 'Metronet under fire from all sides for Tube record' added a touch of nonsense to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
MPs were told this week that the poor performance of Tube infrastructure company Metronet could land its shareholders in financial difficulty. Giving... continue
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Media monitor
On 24 November London's Evening Standard was scathing in its criticism of Metronet, one of the two companies contracted in 2003 to maintain and... continue
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Letters to the editor
The only surprising thing about Paul Withrington's letter (Letters LTT 27 Oct) was that it managed to get published at all, particularly in a journal... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London mayor Ken Livingstone has welcomed the Government's announcement that the pricing of rail tickets within London will be based on the... continue
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Progress of plans
A consortium of Balfour Beatty and Carillion has been awarded the contract for building phase one of the East London Underground Line extensions. A... continue
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Viewpoint
By Rob Wallis
In his first speech as transport secretary, Douglas Alexander addressed the prospects for smartcard ticketing in the UK public transport sector. He... continue
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Monitor
The number of passenger journeys on buses in England in the 2005/06 financial year rose by 0.1% to 4.125 billion. This overall figure masks a... continue
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Regular news
Low income Londoners make much less use of Oystercards than those on higher incomes, even though the smartcards offer significant savings over most... continue
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