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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach has reported increased profits in 2013/14, with strong performances in its two UK bus business units but a slump in rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Writing as a cyclist of nearly 75 years standing (70 pedaling), and the proud owner of an eight-speed Sturmy Archer hub gear, I find it extraordinary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has announced an inquiry into the troubled delivery of Edinburgh’s tram line, which opened on 31... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Media coverage of the opening of Edinburgh’s new tram line was not, on the whole, terribly positive. The Financial Times, for example, on 30... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
HS2 chief executive Sir David Higgins met representatives from the Chilterns last month to hear about their idea of putting the high-speed line in a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Edinburgh’s express bus service to the airport should be cheaper and quicker than the city’s new £776m tram line that opens this... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Highways Agency has just awarded corporate consultant The Storytellers a £16,667 contract under the title ‘Company name... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking a contractor to supply an ‘optimised public transport integration system’ to provide... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London is expected to select an operator for the Docklands Light Railway next week.  A decision is expected to be taken at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A heavy rail link or a tram-train would be the best way to increase public transport’s share of passenger trips to/from Glasgow Airport,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
FirstGroup financial results for the year ended 31 March 2014 present a mixed picture with only the UK rail division recording an increase in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Public transport journey planning has been added to the capability of Google Maps, complementing its existing walking, cycling and driving... continue
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In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking a consultant to advise on how to commercialise assets through activities such as sponsorship, advertising... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 6 May, The Edinburgh Evening News, which has long been a staunch critic of the delays and cost overruns that have become synonymous with... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
David Metz
Mobility has always been central to human existence. Looking back, we can identify three past eras of human mobility. Man as hunter-gatherer emerged... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro is to apply to the DfT for the power to extend the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton to the city’s railway station. Services currently... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackpool Council hopes to extend the town’s tramway to Blackpool North railway station by 2018. The extension from North Pier/Talbot Square to... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Desmond Fletcher, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive’s director general between 1976 and 1983 has died, aged 88. During his time... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Politicians in Greater Manchester are to strengthen the linkages between the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) and the ten district... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers can now buy season tickets in hundreds of newsagents, convenience stores and supermarkets thanks to a partnership... continue
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