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London Underground has broken patronage records, carrying the highest numbers of passengers in its history for a single day,  week and four week... continue
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People
Merseyrail has appointed Maarten Spaargaren (right) as its new managing director. He replaces another Dutch MD at Merseyrail, Bart Schmeink, who is... continue
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Feature Detail
The development of transport services in the UK and across much of the world is a “market failure”, that has caused huge costs to the... continue
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Feature Detail
More than 600 visitors attended Travel 2020 throughout the two day event at the Kia Oval. There was a full house for the introductory plenary session... continue
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Technology News
The city of Istanbul has introduced a smartcard that can be used on all modes of public transport including buses, the metro, light metro, trams,... continue
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Cover Story
Peter Stonham
Electric power has always been an important feature of attractive and efficient public transport. Metros and other urban railways could not operate... continue
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BRT Report
Bob Tebb
The concept of the ‘tram-train’ seems to be very much the ‘flavour of the decade’ in rail transit circles. No doubt this is... continue
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Light Rail News
Staff at Transport for London’s London Overground (LOROL) rail operations will be paid an extra 25% during the 2012 Olympics under a deal... continue
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Bus News
Arriva has won the largest public transport tender to be let in Sweden to date. The 12-year contract awarded by regional transport authority... continue
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Light Rail News Lead Story
RATP has commissioned the first driverless trains on Line 1 of the Paris metro, the city’s oldest and most heavily used line. RATP claims the... continue
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Light Rail News Lead Story
The Republic of Ireland National Transport Authority has announced plans to build the country’s first network of bus rapid transit services in... continue
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Light Rail News Lead Story
The start of a prospective new era for the 125 year old Blackpool Tramway was unveiled on the 8th of September at the new Starr Gate depot. The first... continue
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Business
Paris-based transport group RATP’s half year results have demonstrated the pressures Europe’s publicly-owned international operators will... continue
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Light Rail News
The Scottish Government is installing senior officials from Transport Scotland to oversee the final delivery of the Edinburgh trams project. The move... continue
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Light Rail News
Edinburgh’s first tram route will serve the city centre after pressure from the Scottish Government prompted councillors into an abrupt U-turn... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
­I­­t’s easy to under-estimate how unfamiliar many people are with using public transport.  A lot of the population simply... continue
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Light Rail News
Six longer trams have been ordered for Croydon to allow a more frequent service on the busiest parts of the network. The trams are 32 metres long,... continue
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Technology News
Transport operators hit by unexpected high volumes of calls and correspondence are being offered swift back-up by Journeycall. Reasons for a demand... continue
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People
Merseyrail’s managing director Bart Schmeink is to join GVB Amsterdam as its new chief executive on 1 December. GVB is the public transport... continue
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Light Rail News
The first of Blackpool’s long awaited new trams arrived in September. The  Bombardier Flexity2 16-strong fleet will run from a brand new... continue
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