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West Yorkshire’s Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) members have voted to support the introduction of England’s first Quality Contract... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new freight membership scheme has been launched in Tyne and Wear to promote best practice in goods deliveries. The Tyne and Wear Fleet Operator... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local authorities in North East England are considering asking the DfT to create a rail franchise for the region. Local services in the area... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
PTEs interested in implementing bus Quality Contracts are considering appointing an ‘operator of last resort’ who would be brought in to... continue
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People/people
Northern Rail, a Serco/Abellio joint venture, has made three new director appointments. Richard Allan has been promoted from assistant director to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Replacement of many of the North of England’s older trains will be a “centrepiece” of a new rail strategy being prepared for... continue
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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