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Light Rail News
Extensions to Nottingham's light rail system have moved a step closer thanks to £530m of government funding transport minister Sadiq Khan... continue
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Bus News
Concessionary fares are proving to be an overwhelming success but senior citizens and disabled passengers have concerns about using their pass... continue
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People
Merseytravel chair Cllr Mark Dowd has been named as the new chair of the Integrated Transport Authorities Special Interest Group. The group brings... continue
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Rail News
Transport minister Sadiq Khan visited the construction site at the Crossrail Canary Wharf Station today to see the progress being made on Western... continue
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Light Rail News
Andrew Garnett
A government decision to financially support plans to run Midland Metro trams through Birmingham and Wolverhampton city centres, was yesterday... continue
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Letters
Just a note to say I thought the first issue of New Transit was superb, full of good interviews and news analysis. Well done! Andrew Adonis,... continue
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Ben Colson
Ben Colson
I have been told that the ministerial team at transport now changes more often than at any other department of state. Whether or not that’s... continue
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Viewpoint
Lord Adonis
I have never seen transport as merely being about the quickest route between two points on a map. In my view, you can tell as much about the values... continue
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Business Lead Story
Rik Thomas
In late June transport secretary Lord Adonis announced that £5m of funding was to be provided to 10 rail terminals to enable them to upgrade... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Internal Department for Transport figures obtained by New Transit show that capital spending on transport is expected to be cut by around a third in... continue
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Light Rail News Lead Story
As the government revises its major scheme business case guidance, Campaign for Better Transport and PTEG have called for an end to what they have... continue
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Rail News
Adonis will not accept sacrifice of £8bn high-speed rail line amid pressure on public finances. Lord Adonis, the Secretary of State for... continue
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Rail News
BERWICK MP Sir Alan Beith has condemned the government for its role in the collapse of the National Express franchise to run the east coast main... continue
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Rail News
National Express is reportedly planning a £400 million investor cash-call as speculation mounted over the group after the Government's move... continue
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Rail News
National Express intends to defy transport secretary Lord Adonis by extending one of its two remaining rail franchises to 2014, the company's acting... continue
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Rail News
Transport minister Lord Adonis has announced that Elaine Holt, until recently the managing director of First Capital Connect, has been appointed as... continue
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Rail News
The collapse of National Express' contract to run the InterCity East Coast franchise is the latest blow to a rail franchising system that has come... continue
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Rail News
National Express could loose both its c2c and East Anglia rail franchises in the wake of government plans to take control of the troubled East Coast... continue
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Bus News
Andrew Garnett
England's bus fleet will be helped to go green thanks to a new £30m fund to encourage the purchase of low carbon buses. The fund is part of the... continue
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Rail News
City of York Council has expressed its concern at today’s announcement that the government is to take over the East Coast rail service. Bill... continue
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