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National Express Group (NEG) has been named preferred bidder for two further rail contracts in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The contracts... continue
Categories: Railways, Europe
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT and Transport for London have re-appointed Jacobs Engineering Group on a five-year contract to act as project representative for the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 45 new trains for use on lines in east and north London. The contract... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Network Rail had missed 30 out of its 84 planned Office for Rail and Road  (for England & Wales) by the end o... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Mayor Boris Johnson believes that expansion at Stansted will "have to come back into play" as he predicted that the Prime Minister will not... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Government subsidies are increasing overall economic inequality with the richest ten per cent receiving more than treble what the poorest get,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Tessa Jowell, the former Labour cabinet member who is the favourite to become the party's candidate for the Mayor of London, today urges a review of... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is commissioning research to help evaluators compare how projects perform with predictions made in business cases.  The Department says... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has shortlisted bidders for the East Anglia rail franchise, currently operated by Abellio. They are: Abellio East Anglia Ltd (a subsidiary of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
John W E Helm
Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) has applied to the Office for Rail and Road (ORR) for a new station access contract for the privately-owned Southend... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The chief executive of Dutch state railways NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen), Timo Huges, has resigned, and the chief executive of subsidiary Abellio... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup’s revenue fell 9.9% to £6.051bn for the year ending 31 March 2015 ((2014: £6.717bn) but group operating profit increased... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership is commissioning consultants to develop a transport investment plan for the area, which covers Portsmouth,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is committed to delivering the full Y network of HS2, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said. “HS2 is now a manifesto... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London is exploring the possibility of heavy rail services running over the new Croxley rail link that will extend London... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones has opened a new rail station serving Ebbw Vale town centre. The Cardiff-Ebbw Vale branch line was re-opened to... continue
Categories: Railways, Wales
Local Transport Today
In brief
London’s public transport networks are carrying about 500 million more passenger journeys a year than they were five years ago, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The HS2 debate rumbles on but one thing that hasn’t yet had much attention is the train interiors. Lord Berkeley is alarmed at reports... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
“AREN’T POLITICIANS extraordinary?” actor (and former Doctor Who!) Colin Baker asked rhetorically in the Bucks Free Press on 8... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
It’s a common misconception within the transport industry that the ‘community rail’ movement is entirely volunteer-run.... continue
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