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Local authorities throughout England will be given tough new powers to determine routes, timetables, fares and other aspects of bus services,... 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
Rail passengers in Scotland will benefit from a significant improvement in the service linking Glasgow with Edinburgh via Shotts, with journey times... continue
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Light Rail News
Nexus, the Tyne & Wear PTE, yesterday evening announced the name of a preferred bidder for a contract to operate trains and stations on the Tyne... continue
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Bus News
The government’s £30m Green Bus Fund announcement is likely to lead to orders for over 70 fully electric and hybrid Optare buses the... continue
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Bus News
Stagecoach has confirmed that it is to invest around £11m in a fleet of state-of-the-art greener hybrid buses with 30% less carbon emissions... continue
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Bus News
The Department for Transport this morning (Thursday) announced funding for 349 new buses as part of the Green Bus Fund. The vehicles will all enter... continue
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Rail News
Politicians and business leaders are urging the government to electrify the Midland Main Line, to boost the economy,... continue
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Rail News
London Councils has reacted angrily to plans by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) to increase the cost of transporting Freedom Pass... continue
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Editorial Comment
Robert Jack
Lord Adonis made a speech on low carbon transport in November at the London Transport Museum. The secretary of state for transport had been invited... 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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End of the line
While transport secretary Lord Adonis conducted his own tour of Britain’s rail network from the comfort of the train, the noble Lord has now... 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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Ben Colson
Ben Colson
It is normal at this time of year to reflect on the year past, and to look forward to the next. As we have seen in the Queen’s Speech,... 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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Heroes & Villains - Hero
Transport secretary Lord Adonis has travelled all over the world to discover what Britain can learn from foreign countries. The carbon he has... continue
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Rail News
ScotRail has announced plans for a rolling stock cascade from September 2010 after the introduction of a new fleet of trains on its routes in... continue
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Rail News
Transport secretary Lord Adonis has informed National Express Group that it will terminate its East Anglia rail franchise in early 2011 without... 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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