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Bus News
By Meera Rambissoon
Stagecoach and passenger lobby group Bus Users UK have expressed their disappointment at the soundly defeated outcome of the Transport Innovation... continue
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People
Chairman of West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority,  Gary Clarke, is the new chair of the PTA special interest group. The group brings... continue
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Business Back-Up Lead Story
With a spanner in his hand Merseytravel chief executive Neil Scales turned the clock back 30 years aboard a Mersey ferry. After changing the... continue
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Bus News
Rotala subsidiary Diamond Bus has stepped in to save three Black Country bus services that National Express West Midlands has deregistered on a... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
Network Rail and Merseyrail have renewed calls for funding to improve Liverpool Central station and for a debate on when, not if, it should be... continue
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Light Rail/Tram News
South Yorkshire PTE is looking at the case for providing more trams on its Sheffield Supertram network, as part of its draft tram strategy for the... continue
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In brief
Merseyside’s TravelSafe initiative has resulted in a 50% drop in crime reported on the region’s bus network. The partnership between the... continue
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In Passing
An unusual choice of text has been added to the syllabus of AS-Level English students. Converse to the traditional classics such as Samuel Johnson... continue
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In brief
West Midlands PTE Centro has pledged to do all it can to save five bus routes from withdrawal in the Black Country. National Express West Midlands... continue
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Bus News
Greater Manchester PTA has launched a free Metroshuttle bus service in Bolton. Operated by Bluebird, it has been jointly funded by Bolton Council and... continue
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Bus News
Transport secretary Geoff Hoon, has said he is keeping an open mind on the idea of introducing concessionary travel for young people. Hoon told the... continue
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In brief
Express coach operator National Express this week commenced work on building its new coach station in Birmingham city centre. The £15m project,... continue
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Rail News
Tyne and Wear Metro owner, Nexus PTE has invited bids to take over operation of its light rail system and will be submitting its own in-house... continue
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In brief
Greater Manchester PTA this week unveiled a 1.6 metre model tram that shows what the 40 new Metrolink trams will look like. The trams will feature a... continue
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Rail News
Greater manchester PTE is to install 200 new touch-screen ticket machines on the Metrolink network over the next three years as part of a £5.4m... continue
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Business Monitor
BRITAIN’S largest single bus operating company, West?Midlands Travel, recorded improved operating and pre-tax profits in the year to December... continue
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Bus News
CT Plus, the trading name of London bus operator and community transport specialist Hackney Community Transport, is to merge its Yorkshire operations... continue
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In brief
Tourist board Visit Manchester has said that the introduction of a multi-modal integrated ticketing system, like London’s Oyster Card, would... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Ian Yeowart, Managing Director, Grand Union, York
It’s heartening to see that John Nelson’s column (Transit September 12) regarding Rotherham and Barnsley has stimulated some much needed... continue
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In Passing
Merseytravel PTE has branched out into the animal kingdom by sponsoring and donating two lesser-spotted animals to two Merseyside railway stations.... continue
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