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Viewpoint
Peter Stonham
One or two transport operators a while back introduced signs on their vehicles announcing ‘Welcome on board!’ It was a nice touch, but in... continue
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Market Lead Story
Robert Jack
Cyclists and public transport have not always had an easy relationship. Bus and train operators have traditionally viewed them as a nuisance (some,... continue
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Rail News
Bus and rail watchdog Passenger Focus has welcomed the news that New Year rail fares are expected to fall by 0.4% in line with the July inflation... continue
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Reflections
Network Rail’s Sussex Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) is currently out to consultation. However, a growing number of observers are beginning... continue
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People
Go Ahead has announced the appointment of Mike Hodson as managing director of its London Midland rail franchise with effect from July 20. Commenting... continue
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Rail News
The National Rail Enquiries service entered the world of Twitter with "up to the minute" service disruption information tweets that... continue
Categories: Rail, TOCs, All of UK
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
81% of passengers across the UK are satisfied with their rail experience, the Passenger Focus National Passenger Survey for spring 2009 has revealed... continue
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Letters
Terence Uden, Woking
For many months, the trade press and City pages have been avidly speculating on the possible effects of the current economic situation on train... continue
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Future
Andrew Garnett
The last few years has been characterised by the sudden appearance and growth of social networking websites, blogging and SMS messaging and... continue
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Business
In the past four years, the Department for Transport and Transport for London have awarded 11 rail franchises – Integrated Kent, Great Western,... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Can operators hold a sale or ongoing promotion to respond to particular market conditions or raise awareness of services? It is difficult if they are... continue
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Cover Story Detail
While the overambitious franchise bids made by some train operators have undoubtedly contributed to the severity of fare increases and surcharges... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Over the past year, the recession has caused rail revenue growth to fall well below the 8-10% target that formed the basis of winning franchise bids... continue
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Cover Story
James Dark
The past year’s economic mayhem has been wreaking havoc with the business plans and expectations of many industries. Banks have gone bust, long... continue
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Rail News
Transport minister Andrew Adonis has told train operators that they should pay greater attention to promoting good value walk-on fares as well as... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Lord Bradshaw, House of Lords, London
The shambles which prevailed on the railway system over Easter, the high ‘monopoly’ charges levied on passengers because of the virtual... continue
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Business Monitor
The Office of Rail Regulation’s current study into whether there should be greater competition between train operators will no doubt gain... continue
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In brief
There is potential for the industry to attract greater numbers of business travellers onto the train and improve use of off-peak services, according... continue
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Rail News
The Department for Transport has set up its own rolling stock leasing company to procure 202 new diesel trains for the Great Western, TransPennine... continue
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Business Monitor
Chris Cheek
Growth in rail patronage and revenue slowed markedly during the autumn, according to the latest figures published last month by the Office of Rail... continue
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