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Gateshead Council has endorsed Nexus’s bus Quality Contract plans for Tyne and Wear despite concerns that many council residents will end up... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
On page 5 of the last issue you carry the seemingly good news that my home city, Nottingham, is to get £11.3m in Better Bus Area funding.... continue
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The DfT has kicked the introduction of flexible rail season tickets into the long grass, saying they are unaffordable for taxpayers.  Flexible... continue
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Lancashire County Council is expanding and extending its free bus travel scheme for young people. The council introduced a scheme last December... continue
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Kent and Medway councils are working with public transport operators to develop a public transport smartcard for the area.  Bus operator Arriva... continue
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Kent county Council is to cap bus fare rises on a busy corridor in Maidstone through a Statutory Quality Partnership Scheme. Operators running... continue
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FirstGroup has reduced the price of its weekly, monthly and annual bus season tickets in York.  The price of a weekly ticket falls from... continue
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FirstGroup is to cut bus fares in Bristol following a major review commissioned in response to pressure from local politicians and the... continue
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Network Rail will play an even bigger role in the rail industry if Labour wins the General Election in 2015. Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle... continue
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FirstGroup’s West of England bus subsidiary has begun accepting the local currency, the Bristol Pound, as payment for travel within the city.... continue
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The bus lobby is calling on the Government to introduce tax incentives for people to buy season tickets for bus travel. Campaign group Greener... continue
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The DfT is planning to tighten the rules on increasing regulated train fares in England.  The Government currently imposes a cap of RPI+1% on... continue
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Ticket prices on Edinburgh’s tram will be harmonised with bus fares charged by municipally-owned Lothian Buses, the City of Edinburgh Council... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffs
I am grateful to Peter Nash (Letters LTT 26 Jul) for analysing the various aspects of London bus subsidy. Both Peter Hendy and David Bayliss seem to... continue
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Andrew Forster
Sweeping reforms to the local transport policy agenda in England will be introduced if Labour wins the next General Election, shadow transport... continue
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The DfT is investing £2.85m to trial smart card tickets on the c2c rail franchise between Fenchurch Street, Shoeburyness and the Essex coast.... continue
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Transport for London is consulting on plans to end cash fares on bus services next year. It says less than one per cent of London bus journeys are... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Garner, Director general, Nexus, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I am sure LTT readers will welcome the expert and balanced analysis you provided of the Tyne and Wear Quality Contracts Scheme proposal (‘Nexus... continue
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The Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit network offers passengers a high quality public transport experience, providing a fast, reliable link between Gosport... continue
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BRT systems are intended to move large numbers of commuters rapidly through the urban environment. To facilitate this, the ingress and egress of... continue
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