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Business Comment Lead Story
The four runners in the race for the new South Western franchise each submitted their bids this week. For Stagecoach, the incumbent operator, success... continue
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Business Comment
OFFICERS at Cambridgeshire County Council must have been feeling pretty jubilant this week, with the news that they had wrestled the bulk of the... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
By Robin Bennett
THE FIRST session of the House of Commons transport committee inquiry into bus services this week saw the PTEs universally condemn the deregulated... continue
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Bus News
ARRIVA, FIRST, Go Ahead, National Express Group and Stagecoach will appear together to give evidence at the second House of Commons evidence session... continue
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In brief
Blair congratulates ‘My Bus’ achievement In a letter to West Yorkshire PTE Metro’s Education Transport team, prime minister Tony... continue
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Bus News
SIXTY BUS operators have lodged appeals with transport secretary Douglas Alexander over the terms of free concessionary bus travel schemes introduced... continue
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Rail News
THE DEPARTMENT for Transport has kicked off the bidding process for three new rail franchises with the start of a consultation process that will see... continue
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Rail News
The department for Transport’s base case specification for the new East Midlands franchise proposes to operate trains in multiple, joining them... continue
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Rail News
THE TWO new Midlands franchises aim to match capacity to demand much more effectively than at present according to the Department for... continue
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In brief
The UK light rail sector broke the billion passenger kilometre barrier in 2004/05, according to official statistics from the Department for... continue
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Bus News
BUS?SERVICE satisfaction remains constant throughout England with a score of 80 out of 100 according to the latest Bus and Light Rail Statistics... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Three recent articles say it all about the reasons bus operations are failing to make the impact on modal split that many would like to see. The... continue
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Bus News
Junior TRANSPORT minister Gillian Merron has not ruled out the possibility of the government introducing legislation early next year to give greater... continue
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Light Rail/Tram News Lead Story
JUST HOW much of the original three-line Edinburgh tram project can be built without congestion charge funding is still in doubt, according to... continue
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Rail News
The government will tell the rail industry what level of patronage growth it must accommodate on each of Network Rail’s 23 routes when the... continue
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John Nelson
The House of Commons transport select committee’s recent report on rail fares has renewed a debate that has rumbled on for most of the last 30... continue
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