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Local Transport Today
Regular news
New details  of how local authorities in the North of England could take over the governance of local rail services were released this week. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Stockton-on-Tees Council has agreed to make £0.5m in annual savings on its highways revenue budget while noting that road condition... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Newcastle city region are in discussion about forming a city region taxi and private hire regulation body, which would take... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week approved an extension of the Northern Rail franchise by seven months to April 2014, paving the way for the possible devolution of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans to update Bank Top Station, in Darlington, have been drawn up by Network Rail as part of a scheme to improve journey times on the East Coast... continue
New Transit
People
Richard McClean has taken over from Tom Clift as managing director at rail operator Grand Central. McClean (above) will continue as head of parent... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger Transport Executive and Integrated Transport Authority chiefs this week voiced their desire to create a Northern Rail Executive to manage... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Darlington Borough Council is to withdraw funding for all tendered bus services by the end of this year. The council currently spends £140,000... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Kevin Carr has been appointed the new managing director of bus operator Go North East, replacing Peter Huntley. Carr has been operations director... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sally Herbert has been appointed Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme manager at Tyne and Wear’s local transport plan core team. Herbert... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The immediate future of loss-making Durham Tees Valley Airport appears safeguarded with news that Peel Airports Ltd has sold its majority... continue
New Transit
Reflections
Across the world, major cycle hire schemes are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of the urban transport mix, with cities such as London, Paris... continue
New Transit
Technology News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has become the first train operator in the country to give customers direct access to station, train control and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Newcastle City Council has completed the implementation of 20mph limits across neighbourhood streets. The programme covers 75% of the city’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Google Maps division of the internet search engine provider is collaborating with train ticketing website thetrainline.com to allow travellers to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Congratulations on your succinct coverage of the Government’s HS2 decision, it usefully pulled together a wide range of complicated issues (LTT... continue
New Transit
Rail News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has become the first train operator in the country to give customers direct access to station, train control and... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Go North East (GNE) has become the first transport operator in the UK to begin integrating bus, car and cycle travel into a single package. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Durham Tees Valley Airport faces an uncertain future after Peel Airports Ltd put its majority shareholding in the loss-making facility up for sale.... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Bus operator Go North East (GNE) has formed a partnership with car club Commonwheels and local bike hire operator Scratch Bikes to offer discounts on... continue
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