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FirstGroup has announced that it will invest £27m in new dual smartcard/EMV ticketing technology for its 5,000 strong bus fleet in England,... continue
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Rail News
A 729-space multi-storey car park has been opened at Luton station on the Thameslink route, which connects Bedford and Brighton. The £19m... continue
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Warrington Central is the 150th UK station to benefit from the National Stations Improvement Programme. Delivered by First TransPennine Express,... continue
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Rail News
Grimsby station’s passengers now have better access to all platforms after improvements were completed by Network Rail and First TransPennine... continue
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Rail News
August 12 Transport secretary Philip Hammond has left the door open for a “radical restructuring” of rail services in the North of... continue
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Rail News
The Department for Transport (DfT) has extended First Group’s TransPennine Express rail franchise. The train operator sees its... continue
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The Department for Transport has announced that Northern Rail and First Great Western will receive additional rolling stock in December following the... continue
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The Department for Transport (DfT) has extended First Group’s TransPennine Express rail franchise. The train operator sees its eight–... continue
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Feature Detail
Two months ago, Volo TV became the first company in the world to offer rail passengers on train movies, using its seat-backed screens installed on... continue
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Products & Services
In 1998, when Virgin Trains was specifying the interiors of its Pendolino trains for the London-Glasgow West Coast inter-city franchise, Sir Richard... continue
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Bus News
West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority has delayed a final decision on whether to pursue bus Quality Contracts, as operators made a last-ditch... continue
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Products & Services
Automatic ticket gates are being installed at five Glasgow stations in a bid to combat fare evasion and anti-social behaviour. ScotRail estimate that... continue
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Business
When Reading Buses chief executive James Freeman began his career  on the bottom rung of the industry in the late 1970s, in the then National... continue
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People
UK Rail industry leaders have set up the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to address challenges laid out in the McNulty report on railway costs and... continue
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Aviation News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has launched a GPS-enabled mobile website accessed through smart technology mobile devices. The system has been... continue
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Rail News
First Group has announced that it will be handing back the keys to its Great Western (FGW) franchise in 2013 rather than taking up its option to... continue
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Rail News
The need to clarify rail franchising policy in the wake of the publication of the McNulty review into the industry’s value for money will lead... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
First Group has announced that it will be handing back the keys to its Great Western (FGW) franchise in 2013 rather than taking up its option to... continue
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FirstGroup’s new bus division chief executive, Giles Fearnley, has announced a major restructure designed to make the company more responsive... continue
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Bus News
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Since starting its investigation into the local bus market  in January 2010, the Competition Commission has carried out an extensive... continue
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