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New Transit
Feature
T ravellers were once tempted by the simple pleasures of their journey: a time to reflect, relax and simply stare out the window. Or they just... continue
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Sub story to feature
Brian Souter, Chief Executive, Stagecoach   Why is he on the list? Continues to see opportun... continue
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Rail News
Britain’s rail franchising programme is slowly getting back on track after the derailment of the three franchises put on hold when the... continue
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Feature
Ray Stenning
Vehicle interiors are a regular part of my work - and perhaps the most challenging. Trying to make them attractive, exciting, stylish, cool, classy,... continue
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Feature
It’s been an unexpectedly good couple of months for Virgin Group chairman and serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. It looked like the end... continue
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Cover Story Detail
David Crawford
The release of both scheduled and real-time travel information by the UK rail industry as open data is raising the quality of service advice to... continue
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Business Lead Story
Daniel Wright
Legal action, petitions, pleas to the UK Parliament, and plans for competing flights by dissapointed rival Virgin have followed the naming of First... continue
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Rail News
Closer working between British train operators and infrastructure provider Network Rail is delivering new projects that benefit train operations and... continue
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People
Sir Brian Souter is to take over as chairman of Stagecoach next  May when Sir George Mathewson retires, despite concern that the UK corporate... continue
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People
Virgin Trains’ chief operating officer, Chris Gibb, has been seconded to Network Rail for the remainder of this year to work with the Network... continue
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Business
Alstom and Transmashholding launch new Moscow tramway Alstom are in partnership with Transmash-holding (TMH) to supply a  high-speed low-floor... continue
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Feature
A group of 30 leading senior executives and managers in the UK’s passenger transport businesses form the core people of this year’s New... continue
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People
FirstGroup has appointed Richard Parry in the newly created role in the West Coast Intercity rail franchise bid team. Parry joins the group after 19... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
­T­­he ‘rail product’ is only as strong as its weakest link, and that link is often the station. So it’s good to see... continue
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Rail News
The Department for Transport has published details of the new commercial freedoms available to the winner of the next West Coast franchise. The... continue
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Viewpoint
Mark Cartwright
Readers of my previous columns in New Transit magazine will be aware that I have been developing a discussion about the different business models... continue
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Rail News
Virgin Rail Group (VRG) has agreed an eight-month extension to the current West Coast rail franchise with the Department for Transport. The contract... continue
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Viewpoint
Ray Stenning
O­ne function of design I mentioned in my first column is to make things work better. In the realm of public transport, encouraging people to... continue
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