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Local Transport Today
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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
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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
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Public transport journey planning has been added to the capability of Google Maps, complementing its existing walking, cycling and driving... continue
Local Transport Today
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
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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
HS2 Ltd has responded to a report that the high-speed rail station at Birmingham Curzon Street could be scrapped.  New Civil Engineer said last... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Consultants have recommended tram-train technology for a possible new public transport corridor in which thousands of new homes are planned between... continue
Local Transport Today
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Further job losses were being made at Centro, the West Midlands PTE, this month as part of a restructuring programme prompted by budget... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is contributing £5m towards Centro’s £13m project to repair and improve the street-running section of the Midland Metro... continue
Local Transport Today
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Buses in Birmingham have a big image problem, according to focus group research for the city council. “A high number of participants, including... continue
Local Transport Today
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Nexus is to consult on a new strategy for the Tyne and Wear Metro, with the key objective being to procure a new fleet of trains. The existing train... continue
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People/people
Trevor Roberts has left his position as managing director of municipally-owned public transport operator Blackpool Transport Services.... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
When it comes to rail-led property developments, Hong Kong-based MTR is probably in a class of its own. It also runs one of the few truly profitable... continue
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