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Business
Over the next year four years, 15 contracts worth over 75% of the UK train operating market are scheduled to be let, including all three of... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
London Mayor Boris Johnson is to lobby government for control over all the capital’s heavy rail services. The plan would mean Transport for... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
Network Rail is set to form alliances with six train operators, aimed at delivering cost savings, quicker decision making and passenger benefits.... continue
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Rail News
The Department for Transport has published details of the new commercial freedoms available to the winner of the next West Coast franchise. The... continue
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Bus News
Stagecoach has franchised a bus route between Lancing and Worthing town centre to local independent Compass Travel. The deal follows West Sussex... continue
Categories: Bus, Franchising, Stagecoach
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People
Anton Valk has stepped down from his role as chief executive of Abellio Group. He is succeeded by  Jeff Hoogesteger, formerly director of... continue
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Bus News
HCT Group has been chosen as preferred bidder for the contract to provide bus services in Guernsey. CT Plus (part of HCT Group) will commence... continue
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Bus News
The Confederation of Passenger Transport, which represents more than one thousand large and small bus and coach operators, has welcomed the... continue
Categories: Bus, Franchising, CPT
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Rail News
Reports in the Spanish press have tipped National Express Group and Spanish national train operator Renfe to form an alliance to bid for UK rail... continue
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People
Elaine Holt will be joining National Express as bid director of its rail franchise procurement team in January. She was most recently employed at the... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
­T­­he concept of ‘localism’ is one that’s set to have an increasing impact on the way transport is planned and... continue
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Reflections
The received wisdom is that it takes around five years from setting up an office in a new country to achieve a sizeable operation through bidding for... continue
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Rail News
Deutsche Bahn’s plan to run to London from Frankfurt and Amsterdam will be delayed by at least two years as a result of manufacturer Siemens... continue
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Bus News
French utility group Veolia Environment has put its 50% stake in the Veolia-Transdev transport group up for sale. The decision comes just  nine... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation is consulting on  a Code of Practice governing the standard of information provided to passengers during... continue
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Rail News
The Department for Transport has provided £29m of funding for First Great Western to operate an additional 48 carriages until the end of its... continue
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Rail News
Virgin Rail Group (VRG) has agreed an eight-month extension to the current West Coast rail franchise with the Department for Transport. The contract... continue
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Business
The structure of UK bus regulation is still in flux, as the enquiry into changes to support greater competition has taken another turn. The industry... continue
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People
Chair of the Department for Transport’s Directly Operated Railways,  Elaine Holt, is to leave at the end of December to take up a new... continue
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Bus News
The UK bus industry has scored a victory in its bid to fend off greater regulation with the Competition Commission dropping bus franchising from the... continue
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