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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The West Yorkshire region has been looking hard at the introduction of smartcard public transport ticketing for some 10-15 years, John Henkel, acting... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour’s new leader, has pledged support for Glasgow Crossrail, a new line that would connect routes from the west and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tiffany Lynch, Tonbridge, Kent TN9
It’s interesting that one of the authors of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ report on converting railways to busways is regular LTT... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government has confirmed that the financial case for a new four-year contract for intra-Wales flights did not take into account how... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Scotland’s infrastructure minister Keith Brown (pictured, centre) was on hand to witness the completion of track laying last week on Network... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
Electrification of the London Paddington to Oxford line is behind schedule and electric trains may not commence next year as planned, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Hounslow is investigating converting a freight-only railway in west London into a Docklands Light Railway-type operation to... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Strahan is stepping down as chief executive of Translink, Northern Ireland’s state-owned public transport operator, at the end of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Greater London Authority (GLA) expects to raise £223.5m from a business rates supplement in 2015/16 for the east-west Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Go-Ahead results for the first six months to 27 December of 2014/15 record improvements in bus performance but a downturn in rail. Group revenue was... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
The fare-paying rail passenger continues to shoulder an increasing proportion of the full cost of his or her ticket, while the proportion funded by... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The question of how we make more use of small and medium-sized stations has been addressed in these columns on several occasions in the past. As we... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Stagecoach and Virgin Trains have been told to address concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority that their control of the East Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport history is a separate little sub-discipline of history, overlapping into politics, economics and geography, focusing on topics such as... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Headicar, Oxford Brookes University
Fifty years ago many cities in the UK were embarking on new-style ‘land use/transport studies’ prompted by the publication of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
John Davies is one of many British Rail managers who left the industry in the 1990s. He left despite – or perhaps because of – his... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 25 January, former transport secretary John Prescott used his regular column in The Daily Mirror to criticise another former transport minister,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 3 February The Times editorialised on the benefits of converting rail tracks to busways, on the back of a report by the Institute of Economic... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The total number of rail passenger journeys in Great Britain increased 5.0% in 2013/14 to 1.332 billion (2012/13: 1.269 billion) according to the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Oxfordshire County Council wants to close its existing park-and-ride facilities serving Oxford and build new sites further away from the... continue
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