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Projects
The first phase of the six-year, £850m project to remove bottlenecks around Reading station and improve the station environment was completed... continue
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Projects
The reopening of Blackfriars station in January after an eight week closure provided passengers with a view of the spectacular new design which is... continue
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Viewpoint
Dr. Paul Salveson
It’s great to see people’s creativity in action at dozens of stations around Britain. Gardens, works of art, new community facilities,... continue
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Editorial Comment
Peter Stonham
We have called this ‘The People Issue’.  And there’s certain plenty of people and leadership-related material within our pages... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
The UK bus industry celebrated another year of delivery and enterprise yesterday, despite the continuing challenges of the economic situation, the... continue
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People
Neil Micklethwaite has joined CBS Outdoor as franchise director - bus & national rail. He joins from train operator First Great Western where he... continue
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People
National Express Group has announced the appointment of Dave Kaye as the new managing director of the group’s UK bus division. He succeeds Neil... continue
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End of the line
FirstGroup’s new chief executive Tim O’Toole is clearly a new broom and eager to make his mark on the industry. And in a conference call... continue
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End of the line
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And it would seem that one Belgian coach operator obviously holds Aberdeen-based FirstGroup in high... continue
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Viewpoint
George Muir
There is a revolution underway in Manchester which will affect how transport and most other things in that city are provided in future. Though there... continue
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Reflections
Peter Stonham
Competition brings out the best and the worst in business practice - and no more so than in transport. The appearance of the German ICE train at St... continue
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Cover Story Detail
1. Regenerative braking. It was a significant breakthrough in 2008 when, working closely with Network Rail and train builder Bombardier, Southern... continue
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Bus News
The Department for Transport has announced the winners for the second round of the Green Bus Fund. The scheme aims to encourage and help bus... continue
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Bus News
National Express has today confirmed the appointment of Neil Barker, the managing director of the group's UK bus division to the new role of European... continue
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Bus News
The Department for Transport has announced the winners for the second round of the Green Bus Fund. The scheme aims to encourage and help bus... continue
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Rail News
The number of passengers using the North's rail system is set to soar over the next ten and twenty years, according to a new report published by... continue
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People Lead Story
Robert Jack
After 21 years at the helm of FirstGroup and its predecessor companies, Sir Moir Lockhead has announced that he will retire. He will be succeeded at... continue
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People
FirstGroup has revealed that former East London Bus Group chief executive Nigel Barrett has been appointed as the new regional managing director for... continue
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Business Lead Story
Robert Jack
On the subject the government’s transport spending plans, we’ve heard from politicians, industry leaders and users. But now we have an... continue
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BRT Report
Ian Mathie is the Programme Manager for the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran)
My first encounter with real time passenger information (RTPI) was during family holidays spent in Europe. Most of the major cities I visited already... continue
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