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Light Rail News
Glasgow commuters will offered contactless smartcard payment on the city’s single-line circular Subway from 2013 as part of the system’s... continue
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Technology News
An Australian software developer has created an app to alert Melbourne rail commuters that their Myki contactless smartcards need topping up. The... continue
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Bus News
National Express Group has highlighted that the UK government’s decision to scrap concessionary travel programmes for coach passengers last... continue
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Reflections
Once again, it is unlikely that France will be to the fore in adopting any practices to open up its rail market in line with the UK, or the EU... continue
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Reflections
Overseas bidders are once again making their presence felt in the latest three British train operating franchises to come to the market, with the... continue
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Reflections
Movement towards a new competitive model for European railways continues to proceed at a sedate pace, but inexorably steps are being made. In some... continue
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Reflections
Changes to the way Network Rail delivers infrastructure projects worth £2bn a year have come into force as part of a wider programme of reforms... continue
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Reflections
The UK Department for Transport has published a new rail demand forecasting framework developed by consultants Oxera and Arup that suggests current... continue
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Market
The SNCF website sold 60 million tickets last year, 30% of ticket sales for SNCF trains, and achieved a turnover of €3.2 billion" says head... continue
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The Product
Peter Stonham
The French passenger transport sector has achieved a strong and focused representative framework that brings the operating industry across all the... continue
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Market
SNCF’s group activity continued to grow last year, rising  7.2% in turnover from 2010, to €32.6b -  a 5.8% rise at constant... continue
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Market
With a significant presence in the French domestic coach travel market SNCF has recently ordered fifty coaches from two manufacturers for its project... continue
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Market Lead Story
France’s rail market is perceived as being one of the most difficult in Europe for any new operator to break into. And both the giant... continue
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Politics Lead Story
Three months before the victory of François Hollande as France’s new socialist President, his transport adviser during the campaign,... continue
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Business
Alstom and Transmashholding launch new Moscow tramway Alstom are in partnership with Transmash-holding (TMH) to supply a  high-speed low-floor... continue
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Business Lead Story
France has put transport manufacturing at the heart of its economic strategy, with the development of new technologies and rolling stock given clear... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Keolis Keolis is majority owned by French state railway company SNCF, which has just raised its stake from 56.7% to 70% of the company by buying out... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Daniel Wright
The French Capital is something of an exception to the organisational arrangements which apply to passenger transport delivery in the rest of the... continue
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Cover Story
Peter Stonham and Daniel Wright
Some features of the French public transport system are internationally known – and admired. But the policy, organisational and funding... continue
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Editorial Comment
We’ve thrown the spotlight on France for this issue. There is a great deal happening in the French passenger transport scene which is... continue
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