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Business Monitor
Chris Cheek
The Department for Transport has updated its report on public attitudes towards climate change and the impact on transport. The analysis is based... continue
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John Nelson
John Nelson
The advent of New Labour heralded the end of ideology in politics. Now we have managerial politics in which parties vie with each other to improve... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has faced down demands from the Department for Transport to reverse its draft decision to allow new open access... continue
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Rail News
A rolling stock cascade across the South East has overcome Bombardier’s failure to deliver new Electrostar trains needed to facilitate major... continue
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Regular News
Rail minister Andrew Adonis has indicated that rail fares could fall in January. In evidence to the Commons transport committee last week he... continue
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Lead Story
James Dark
Network Rail has invited train operators to carry out hundreds of small infrastructure works which the company would rather not manage and believes... continue
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Business Monitor
THE number of people who use public transport for their daily journeys to and from work grew by almost 4% and now stands at around 3.7 million out of... continue
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Business Comment Lead Story
On paper it looks like a pretty good deal, but it has quickly descended into something worthy of an episode of Yes Minister. The award of the long... continue
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Ben Colson
Ben Colson
Ever since the present government came to power, it has hankered for the opportunity to cut subsidy to bus services. Of course they wouldn’t... continue
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Opinion
A selection of train company executives sat in a room in the House of Commons earlier this month facing questions from MPs on the transport select... continue
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Rail News
By Meera Rambissoon
Shadow transport secretary Theresa Villiers has called for “better co-operation between track and train” and for rail operators to have... continue
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Rail News
London mayor Boris Johnson and transport secretary Geoff Hoon have reached a deal that will allow a further extension to the East London Line. The... continue
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Rail News
National Express managing director David Franks has claimed that, if confirmed, the Office of Rail Regulation’s draft decision on East Coast... continue
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Regular News
The government will initially refuse to bail out train operators which run into financial difficulty, but will inevitably be forced to do so when... continue
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Regular Feature
By Meera Rambissoon
It’s been a record year for passenger satisfaction according to Passenger Focus on the latest release of the National Passenger Survey. This... continue
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Business Monitor
NEW regional transport statistics published by the Department for Transport last month show a continuing rise in car ownership levels over the decade... continue
Categories: Bus, Car, DfT/SRA, Other, All of UK
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Stockwatch
Well yet again it was another tough fortnight on the stockmarket for out portfolio of transport stocks and it doesn’t look like it’s... continue
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Business Comment
The table of local authorities which are seeing serious shortfalls in their concessionary fare budgets that has been produced by the Local Government... continue
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Business Comment
Several years ago it seemed that no self-respecting local authority didn’t have aspirations for a light rail network. Indeed the mode was seen... continue
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John Nelson
When the railways were privatised and the first franchises let, I published an assessment of their prospects. Drawing heavily on my business... continue
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