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New Transit
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
New Transit
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
New Transit
Reflections
In the overall public transport equation trains can never provide a complete mobility offer. Because they depend on high volume, high investment, and... continue
Transit
People
Meera Rambissoon
City bus operator, First Group in Aberdeen, has this week appointed Bob Dorr as managing director of the company. Bringing a wealth of bus industry... continue
Categories: Bus, People, First, Scotland
Transit
Media Monitor
Huddersfield residents force bus boss to back down in cuts meeting Many bus services will be axed across Huddersfi... continue
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Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
First Group has defended itself against West Yorkshire PTE's claims that the number of fare-paying bus passengers in the area could drop by more than... continue
Transit
Media Monitor
Attempt to avert strike action over new pay claim from the Unite T&G union. continue
Transit
Media Monitor
Bus champion to improve standards for passengers in Scotland  ... continue
Categories: Bus, Watchdogs, CPT, First, Scotland
Transit
Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
The government's response to the Transport Select Committee’s second report on School Travel has been welcomed by David Blunkett MP, chair of... continue
Categories: Bus, Government, First
Transit
Media Monitor
First Group claims that the T&G branch of Unite is planning a fresh wave of strikes in pursuit of a new pay claim.
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Media Monitor
Fresh details have emerged about the Leeds bus service cuts being proposed by transport giant First. The company confirmed last week that i... continue
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Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
First Group’s longest-serving managing director, bus operator First in Aberdeen’s George Mair is leaving the business after 38... continue
Categories: Bus, People, First, Scotland
Transit
Media Monitor
Council leader Vivien Pengelly has declared Plymouth CityBus will not be sold unless a 'sensible' offer is put forward. Yesterday &n... continue
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Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
First Group is to run its first ‘in-service’ ftr vehicle between Morriston and Singleton via Swansea city centre from June 1 before... continue
Categories: Bus, First, Wales
Transit
Media Monitor
The government's financial exposure to the rail industry could worsen amid predictions that a shortfall in fare sales could cost taxpayers up to... continue
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Regular News
Meera Rambissoon
The future is looking bright for a talented team of footballers from across the west of Scotland thanks to a funding boost from First... continue
Categories: Funding, First, Scotland
Transit
Media Monitor
More than 7,000 rail services  run by the firm that operates trains between Exeter and London were cancelled in one year alone. continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
ScotRail will begin to trial the smartcard tickets among their staff members later this month, with Season Ticket holders travelling between... continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
First Capital Connect has provided its customers with a new way to access important travel information, using the fast-growing microblogging site... continue
Transit
Media Monitor
Sweeping bus cuts are planned for Huddersfield and the surrounding area. Details obtained exclusively by the Examiner show... continue
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