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Local authorities in the North East of England are drawing up plans for a Combined Authority that will lead to the demise of the Tyne and Wear... continue
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Over one million bus journeys in London have been paid for using contactless payment cards since the facility was introduced in December last year,... continue
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A multi-operator bus ticket has been launched for Derby. The Spectrum ticket is priced at £5.50 for an adult and £3.50 for a... continue
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Merseytravel has asked Andrew Last, a concessionary fares specialist with consultant Minnerva, to prepare a new concessionary reimbursement... continue
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Steve Melia is a senior lecturer in planning and transport at the University of the West of England
Amongst the surprises contained in the 2011 Census statistics on travel to work are some encouraging and some challenging findings for supporters of... continue
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Many rail fares in Scotland are being cut as a result of work by Transport Scotland and ScotRail to eliminate more than 1,500 fare anomalies.The... continue
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FirstGroup hopes to have the first of its much-delayed contactless bankcard ticketing (EMV) systems “installed” on buses before the end... continue
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FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Greater Manchester. A Firstday ticket falls from £4.50 to £4, a FirstWeek ticket from... continue
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Bus operators in North Yorkshire and York face a cut of about 10% in concessionary fares reimbursement payments from June as the councils change how... continue
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Paul Salveson
I've got my ‘just-in-time’ approach to station arrival times down to a fine art. Check NRES’ live departures a couple of minutes... continue
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Bus fare revenues captured through a Quality Contract or innovative partnership could part-fund a £1bn-plus transport infrastructure fund for... continue
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A number of ‘smart’ ticketing projects in the West of England are being held up because of problems with FirstGroup’s... continue
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Public transport users will soon be able to top-up their smartcard tickets at retailers, under a deal between smart ticketing company, Ecebs, and... continue
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The DfT has released guidance to help local transport authorities in England set up, or improve, multi-operator ticketing schemes for bus and other... continue
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Andrew Forster
The South East of England is to be a testbed for new forms of ‘smart’ rail ticketing. The proposal is outlined in the DfT’s new... continue
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Andrew Forster
A major shake-up to the way the DfT provides support to the bus industry in England was signalled last week with the publication of new guidance on... continue
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Stagecoach is offering half-price travel for holders of a JobCentreplus travel discount card. The six-month trial will operate across... continue
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The DfT has awarded Norfolk County Council up to £2.5m to develop a county-wide smartcard ticketing system for buses. The funding will... continue
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Rik Thomas
PAUL TREADWELL, FWT’s sales and marketing director, does not portray the UK as the font of all wisdom compared with the USA when it comes to... continue
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“German commuters are in luck: they will soon enjoy the opportunity to experience a rail route run by a British operator,” The Guardian... continue
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