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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
It doesn’t seem that long ago that David Cameron launched his ‘Big Society’ initiative, which aimed to unleash the power of... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
A full study of all modes of transport on the Southern Trans-Pennine corridor (Greater Manchester to South Yorkshire) is urgently required and will... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 12 SEPTEMBER Labour MP Alan Whitehead used a column in The Guardian to suggest a somewhat innovative idea. “It may be too fanciful an idea,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach has reported good organic and revenue growth amongst its four main operating divisions for the year ending 30 April 2014. Group revenue... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government support for the rail industry increased £227m to £5.287bn in 2013-14, the highest level since 2007-08, according to the latest... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Transport has extended Govia’s Southeastern rail franchise by three years and nine months. The new deal, which runs from 12... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Profits, revenuees and passenger growth figures are all up for the Go-Ahead Group bus and rail sectors, according to the company’s latest... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE FULL benefits of the ongoing electrification in the north will not be realised unless provision for new electric trains is made in the new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
SYSTRA HAS been selected to undertake the A76 corridor partnership study on behalf of East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Councils, in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
SOME MAJOR towns and cities could lose out when the Government’s high-speed HS2 rail network is built, a new report from the pro-HS2 Greengauge... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confounded widespread media speculation that regulated rail fares would rise by 3.5% from January 2015... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Abellio Greater Anglia has also announced that Neil Grabham is to become its new head of customer service for the east, where he will be responsible... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Abellio Greater Anglia has appointed Steve Gumbrell as its new head of marketing. He joins from Transport for London, where he was head of marketing... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Phil Hufton has been appointed as the new managing director, network operations, at Network Rail. He replaces Robin Gisby, who will leave the company... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
TRANSPORT LINKS in Bridgwater and Taunton are to be upgraded with funding from the Department for Transport to ensure that adequate infrastructure is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
New transport powers for the English regions will be unveiled within weeks, the Deputy Prime Minister told The Northern Echo today. Nick... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport minister Claire Perry today challenges the rail industry to find new ways to give commuters more seats on bus trains following the... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Go-Ahead has announced that profits leapt by a fifth over the year that it won the UK's largest rail franchise, bringing together the Thameslink,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Parking management firm Parkeon has developed a smartcard that can be used to pay for public transport use and car parking. The card has been... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has completed a project to increase capacity on the Redditch branch in the West Midlands, the southern end of Birmingham’s Cross... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
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