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Projects
Workington North opens to connect flood hit town Network Rail last month opened Workington North station, a new temporary station planned and... continue
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In brief
The Department for Transport has announced a £20m fund to promote smart ticketing in the nine biggest urban areas outside London. The funding... continue
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In brief
Transport secretary Lord Adonis has informed National Express that the group’s East Anglia rail franchise will end in early 2011. The group... continue
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Rail News
Stagecoach says that it is hopeful that it will win a £100m dispute with the Department for Transport over revenue support payments at its... continue
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Rail News
Chancellor Alistair Darling has confirmed plans for further rail electrification schemes in this morning's Pre Budget Report. He also revealed that... continue
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Rail News
Elderly and disabled people with mobility problems, parents with young children and passengers with heavy luggage will find it much easier to get... continue
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Cover Story
James Dark
There is no doubt that transport is a major ‘problem child’ in the government’s strategy to counter climate change. It is the only... continue
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Reflections
The Association of Train Operating Companies has called for major reforms to the rail franchising system, billing them as a means to “a better... continue
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Rail News
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and London minister, Tessa Jowell, today opened the new northern ticket hall at King’s Cross St Pancras... continue
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Letters
Daniel Scharf, GreenSpeed, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Keith Ludeman claimed that the modal shift from car to bus or train occurs where public services have “quality attributes”, and are... continue
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Rail News
Transport minister Sadiq Khan visited Farringdon station today to see Network Rail’s progress on the £250m scheme which will transform it... continue
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Heroes & Villains - Villain
While the Dutch were announcing their radical plans to cut carbon emissions from transport through the introduction of a nationwide road user... continue
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Business
James Dark
National Express was awarded the East Coast franchise despite its bid being £150m lower than one of its rivals for the contract, data obtained... continue
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Business Lead Story
James Dark
The decision to take a stake in National Express Group has proved a costly experience for the Cosmen family. When they sold their Alsa coaching... continue
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Cover Story Detail
While the Greener Journeys campaign has highlighted the impact major initiatives could have in reducing car travel and growing bus use, there remains... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Although vehicle technology in the car industry has made great strides in reducing emissions, it has been slow to have a significant impact on the... continue
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Reflections
There was a somewhat gloomy atmosphere in Birmingham last month when transport professionals gathered to discuss responses to the recession. Huge... continue
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World Lead Story
Robert Jack
The tram-train concept is one that many believe has considerable potential. It will be tested for the first time in the UK between Sheffield and... continue
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Rail News
Transport secretary Lord Adonis has launched a new £50m fund for improvements to ten key stations in England as he warmly welcomed the... continue
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