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Rail News
Passenger Focus has revealed that it has interviewed over 6,000 rail users to find out what their priorities are for the future of rail services on... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
Rail firm pledges £12m for station improvements Rail services operated by National Express East Coast will, from just before midnight... continue
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Rail News
Cancelling the Crossrail project next summer would cost the public purse over £1bn it has been revealed. Liberal Democrat shadow transport... continue
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Rail News
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will this week meet with transport minister Sadiq Khan in a bid to resolve their concerns over the future of rail... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
It has been confirmed that control of the East Coast intercity rail franchise will pass from beleaguered National Express Group to state control at... continue
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Bus News
The Department for Transport has announced a consultation into planned changes to the funding mechanism of free concessionary bus travel. The DfT... continue
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Bus News
‘Key to the ongoing sustainable development Leeds and its City Region,’ is how environment minister and Leeds MP Hilary Benn described... continue
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Rail News
Transport secretary Lord Adonis and mayor of London Boris Johnson today confirmed that the Tube improvement contracts inherited by Transport for... continue
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Viewpoint
John Siraut
According to some commentators, the Conservative Party are a shoe-in for next year’s general election - although they also said that Hilary... continue
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Cover Story
Robert Jack
Globalisation is a key feature of our time. Borders are being broken down as commerce takes advantage of the liberalisation of markets, and public... continue
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The Big Question
Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Trams are quiet, environmentally friendly, and efficient. Unfortunately, they are all too scarce. While there are towns of 50,000 people with tram... continue
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Interview
James Dark
To a large extent, the performance of major companies reflects the character of their chief executives. This is particularly true in public transport... continue
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Market
The Department for Transport recently published statistics that reveal that public perceptions towards rail travel are changing and becoming more... continue
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Projects
Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, and Leed City Council last month approved plans for the New Generation Transport scheme for the city. The milestone... continue
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Business Lead Story
James Dark
Alliance Rail Holdings has called on the Office of Rail Regulation to develop a new process for judging open access applications. Potentially, a new... continue
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Reflections
The impression that First’s latest trading statement is designed to put over is that conditions are difficult, but the group is standing up to... continue
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Reflections
Winning bids for rail franchises are set to come under fresh scrutiny from the media and investors as a result of a new requirement on the Department... continue
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Bus News
Leeds City Council’s Executive Board yesterday approved the city’s £27m local funding contribution required for the proposed Leeds... continue
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Business
National Express has already handed back the keys for its East Coast intercity franchise. However, it appears that its remaining East Anglia and c2c... continue
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Heroes & Villains - Hero
Transport is a brief that fails to whet the appetite of many politicians. In cabinet reshuffles, it’s a spare post that is given to test... continue
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