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Transport for London is to trial the world’s first purpose-built electric double-deck bus. The vehicle, being manufactured by Chinese firm BYD,... continue
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FirstGroup is planning to close three bus depots because efforts to turn round their performance have not delivered the required results.  The... continue
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The City of Cardiff Council and developer Rightacres Property Ltd have selected architects Forster + Partners to design the new bus station to be... continue
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The Government has announced the next steps in its transport devolution agenda for the north of England, with plans to place Transport for the North... continue
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Franchising cannot guarantee better bus services if the record of PTEs in running services during the 1970s and 1980s is a guide, according to a new... continue
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Transport for London’s trial of Intelligent Speed Adaptation equipment on two bus routes will not include any assessment of the how the... continue
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The Welsh Government’s new transport company will be modelled on Transport for London, Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has confirmed. The... continue
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“Bendy buses are to disappear from the streets of Swansea,” local paper The South Wales Evening Post announced on 24 June. “The... continue
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Following the Government’s confirmation that Network Rail’s investment programme is in chaos, a university (we won’t name them to... continue
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The world's first purpose-built purely electric double-decker bus will enter passenger service in London this year, Mayor Boris Johnson has... continue
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Bus users have voiced concern about deteriorating service reliability in London as a result of roadworks, many associated with cycle superhighways... continue
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has voiced concern about the delivery of the infrastructure improvements on the Fastlink bus priority corridor,... continue
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West Yorkshire Combined Authority has scrapped plans to appoint a director of transport. “The senior management structure originally envisaged... continue
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Buses could be banned from London’s Oxford Street – or their numbers dramatically reduced – when Crossrail opens in 2019,... continue
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Cornwall Council is to present ministers with plans to franchise the area’s bus network. Cornwall proposed franchising last summer (LTT 8 Aug... continue
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Rhodri Clark
Passenger journeys on Welsh buses reached a record low in 2013/14, according to industry body CPT Cymru.  The long-term decline in bus patronage... continue
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Transport for London will begin trials next month of intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) technology on two London bus routes.  The project will... continue
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Bus franchising is risky for councils and will deliver few benefits for passengers, says a new report by the TAS Partnership.  “The... continue
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Passenger numbers on London Underground continued rising in the year to 31 March but the capital’s bus ridership stagnated and tram patronage... continue
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Stagecoach-owned Megabus.com has launched a network of ‘low fare’ services in Italy using 23 new coaches. Operating bases have been... continue
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