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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Mayor has set out his intent to draw up plans to extend the capital's tram network within three years and to start construction on the... continue
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In brief
South Yorkshire PTE is warning tram passengers of lengthy periods of disruption as the PTE and tram operator Stagecoach embark on a £32m... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT has scrapped a plan to convert the 6.5-mile Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey railway to light rail operation.  In 2010 the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Sutton is stepping up its lobbying of Transport for London to try and get the Tramlink light rail system extended to the town.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester has identified five rail lines in the conurbation that could be converted to tram-train operation at an estimated... continue
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In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council has raised £7.2m from developers towards the city’s trams, compared with an original target of... continue
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Lána Pennycook
Sydney is Australia’s largest and most densely populated city, with a population of 4.6 million. The city’s central business district... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Ben Still (pictured) has been appointed interim director general of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive following the departure of David... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Metrolink services will be extended to south Manchester next week when the 2.7-mile East Didsbury extension opens several months ahead of... continue
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Main editorial comment
 Is the high-speed rail lobby running out of steam? We ask because the Scottish Government has just ruled out a proposal to extend the network... continue
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People/consultants
Engineering consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Tony Kearns as strategy and operations director for its UK Rail, Transit and Aviation... continue
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News
Stagecoach and Go-Ahead have both reported meeting expectations for revenue growth and profits for the last financial year. Go-Ahead published an... continue
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Regular news
Centro has identified its top public transport investment priority in each of the three local transport body areas covering the West Midlands... continue
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People/people
James Hammett has joined the Confederation of Passenger Transport as its fixed track executive, overseeing the interests of light rail operator... continue
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News
Transport for London announced that four bidders have been shortlisted for the new Docklands Light Railway franchise. As well as Serco, which has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans for a massive investment in the Cardiff city region’s public transport system have been published by a consortium of businesses and... continue
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In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is to recruit a chief operating officer who will lead delivery of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund capital... continue
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People/people
Nexus director general Bernard Garner is cutting his hours from April as part of changes to the PTE’s management structure. Garner will remain... continue
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Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on major changes to city centre traffic management to complement the city’s first tram line that is... continue
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People/people
Merseytravel has appointed David Brown (pictured) as its new chief executive/director general. Brown, 47, is currently director general of South... continue
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