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Regular News
Chiltern Railways chairman Adrian Shooter has launched a withering attack on the Department for Transport’s micro-management of the rail... continue
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Regular News
The Republic of Ireland’s ambitious transport investment programme is being blown off course by the country’s economic difficulties. Last... continue
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Lead Story
By James Dark
Wholesale ministerial changes at the Department for Transport have received a mixed reception in the bus and rail industry. The replacement of... continue
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Regular News
Transport secretary Ruth Kelly used her speech to the Labour Party conference in Manchester this week to announce that she is to leave the government... continue
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Opinion
After little more than a year in her post as transport secretary, Ruth Kelly this week announced her decision to step down. The press has speculated... continue
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Other Columnist
By Nicholas Finney
With the present government’s power seeming to ebb away in the face of a harsh economic climate and a resurgent Cameron-led, Conservative... continue
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Ben Colson
“ Places such as Rotherham and Barnsley have rail services that are failing to meet their social and economic needs ... The missing ingredient... continue
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Bus News
Transport Minister Rosie Winterton has given conditional approval for the controversial Luton to Dunstable guided busway in a move that will allow... continue
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In brief
Rail minister Tom Harris has announced that five more stations in Scotland are set to benefit from the government’s £370m ‘Access... continue
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Rail News
by James Dark
Network Rail’s members have voted to review the not-for-profit company’s controversial corporate governance structure. The review was... continue
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News Extra
By Robert Jack
The Department for Transport is now considering the responses to its consultation paper on reform of the Bus Service Operators’ Grant in... continue
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Regular News
The Conservatives have branded the government’s biofuel strategy a “shambles” in the wake of a new report published by Professor Ed... continue
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Regular News
The planned 2p increase in fuel duty this October is to be postponed for the second time. The increase was originally due to be introduced in March,... continue
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John Nelson
Greater Manchester’s bid to become the second metropolitan area in Britain to introduce a congestion charge scheme has been endorsed by the... continue
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Business Comment
Boris Johnson knows that he has to stick to his promises. Having waited so many years for government, Tory HQ will be keeping a very close watch on... continue
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Business Comment
Peter Shipp didn’t hold back this week when he urged the government to offer the bus industry some assistance with fuel prices. The EYMS... continue
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People
The House of Commons’ transport select committee has approved the appointment of Mark Pritchard, the Conservative MP for The Wrekin in place of... continue
Categories: Government, All of UK
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Opinion
You have to wonder who it was who took the decision to give the money for compensating English bus companies for carrying pensioners for free to the... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
By Andrew Garnett
NORTH WEST traffic commissioner Beverley Bell has angrily rejected claims made by Stagecoach that her decision to call the group’s north west... continue
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Rail News
An early day motion calling for an urgent review of the Great Western franchise has been signed by 26 MPs. The motion, tabled by Stroud MP David Drew... continue
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