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Issue 658 - 17 October 2014: News
£1.36 subsidy per trip: TfL lifts the lid on bike hire performance

£1.36 subsidy per trip: TfL lifts the lid on bike hire performance

Every £1 of public money spent on London’s cycle hire scheme has delivered just 70p of benefit, according to an economic analysis published by Transport for London. The outturn benefit:cost ratio  (BCR) of... continue

D-day for Tyne and Wear bus QCS

The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is expected next week to approve plans for a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) in Tyne and Wear. In a report to the leadership board, NECA officers endorse the view of Nexus, the Tyne... continue

Toton out, Crewe in, as HS2 Ltd reviews stations

The Government is expected to drop plans for a high-speed rail station at Toton, between Nottingham and Derby, later this month. Government company HS2 Ltd is expected to propose changes to HS2 phase 2 (north of Birmingham)... continue

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Papers ask why UK state-owned rail firm can’t compete with foreign rivals

Papers ask why UK state-owned rail firm can’t compete with foreign rivals
Rik Thomas

ON 9 OCTOBER The Scottish Daily Record editorialised on the decision by the Scottish Government to award the ScotRail franchise to Abellio (p10). “No one will miss the irony of the Scottish Government handing a... continue

Accusations of skullduggery start to fly as war of words over cycle superhighways heats up

THE BATTLE over whether or not London should build a pair of ‘cycle superhighways’, or not, continued to become increasingly fractious in early October (‘London’s cycle ‘superhighway’... continue