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The government is to take the East Coast rail service, run by National Express, into public ownership. Ministers have refused the company's requests... continue
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Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
 Transport secretary Lord Andrew Adonis has highlighted Metro’s FreeCityBus service in Leeds as an example of good practice he would like... continue
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Light Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
New transport minister Sadiq Khan has said that light rail schemes will not be approved at any cost, and has pointed to the role of the Regional... continue
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Light Rail News
Simon Johnson, associate editor of Tramways and Urban Transit
“It can be done”: that was the message delegates to the Fourth Annual Light Rapid Transit Forum conference in late May from the... continue
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Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
Transport minister Sadiq Khan has announced that Tees Valley is to benefit from a £62m upgrade to help improve its local bus network. The... continue
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Media Monitor
A high-speed rail network in Britain would mean the end of domestic flights and short flights to Europe, according to Lord Adonis, the new Transport... continue
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Reflections
A recent press release from 10 Downing Street proudly proclaims that more than 60,000 new cars have been ordered through the government’s... continue
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Editorial Comment Briefs
The Door-to-Door Journeys Working Group set up by former transport secretary Geoff Hoon will publish its detailed report at a special conference on... continue
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Media Monitor
National Express is in talks with bankers to renegotiate terms on part of its £1.2bn ($2bn) debt amid fears that the bus and rail operator will... continue
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Media Monitor
TRANSPORT minister Stewart Stevenson has unveiled a new team charged with developing the business case for extending high-speed rail links between... continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
New transport secretary Andrew Adonis has announced today that the government has taken formal control of London & Continental Railways and its... continue
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People
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has announced his promotion to the role of transport minister on Twitter. "...I have been asked to be Minister of State... continue
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Media Monitor
Meera Rambissoon
Transport secretary Geoff Hoon has today resigned from government and rail minister Lord Andrew Adonis will succeed him. TransportXtra understands ... continue
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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
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Media Monitor
Ministers have defied warnings that the flagship scheme of national free bus travel for over-60s is over budget and may have to be restricted in the... continue
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Media Monitor
Rail passengers like somewhere to sit and prefer trains to run on time, says a "blindingly obvious" report costing taxpayers... continue
Categories: Government, Rail, All of UK
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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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Rail News
Transport minister Lord Adonis has said high speed rail in the UK is: “Just a matter of dates” in a speech to ICE members at the Arup... continue
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Rail News
Train journeys from London to Birmingham could be cut to 40 minutes as the government makes its firmest commitment yet to high speed rail. continue
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Media Monitor
The shadow transport secretary has heaped praise on Derby train-maker Bombardier following a visit to its factory. Theresa Villiers... continue
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