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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
GoVia’s Southern franchise will pay £30m of profits back to the Department for Transport in 2007/08 under clawback provisions in its... continue
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In brief
Former Solent Blue Line and Stagecoach director Phil Stockley has taken the wraps of his new bus operation based in?Eastleigh. Black Velvet Travel... continue
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Bus News
SOLENT BLUE Line this week axed its Red Rocket branded services in Eastleigh citing continuing poor financial performance, including inadequate... continue
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Business Monitor
OPERATING group Stagecoach achieved a substantial profit in the final year of its old South West Trains franchise, according to the company’s... continue
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People
First Great Western has added a new member to its team of directors. Sue Evans has been appointed as director of communications. The role is intended... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Drivers in Portsmouth can now park for free on the city streets and roads after 6pm. This follows the decision by Lynne Stagg, the council’s... continue
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Regular News
Bombardier is to supply Southern with a further 11 four-car Electrostar units. The trains are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2009... continue
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Bus News
HATFIELD-BASED BUS operator   Uno last week completed the purchase of the St. Albans operations of Centrebus in a deal that will expand the... continue
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People
Newbury Buses, owned by Reading Transport, is temporarily being managed by Russell Barrington-Crow. He replaces Phil Lightowler who had managed... continue
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In brief
South West Trains is offering passengers a door-to-door luggage delivery service which will make it easier for people with heavy loads to catch the... continue
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Bus News
Prime minister Gordon Brown made a surprise visit to Go Ahead subsidiary Oxford Bus Company’ this week where he praised the company for its... continue
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In brief
Go Ahead subsidiary Bluestar has seen a 10% increase in passenger numbers following changes to its Nightstar late-night bus services last November.... continue
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Bus News
GO SOUTH Coast is understood to have won operation of the award winning Uni-link bus network in Southampton from contract services specialist Minerva... continue
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In brief
The latest official punctuality figure for train operator Southern revealed that the company has successfully achieved a record 90% of trains... continue
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Business Monitor
COMMUTER?train company?New Southern Railway achieved a 57.1% increase in operating profits in the 52 weeks ended June 30  2007, according to its... continue
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In brief
Reading Transport subsidiary Newbury Buses has introduced two new single deck buses for use on its Vodafone shuttle bus service. The buses have been... continue
Categories: Bus, Other, South of England
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Rail News
Southern has embarked on a major campaign to promote consideration between fellow passengers whilst travelling on its trains, and using its stations.... continue
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Rail News
Southern is set to become the first train operator to implement regenerative braking on the DC network south of the Thames. Managing director Chris... continue
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Interview
by James Dark
This December, Southern will launch the new Gatwick Express service with peak trains from the South Coast to London replacing the shuttle service... continue
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Rail News
By James Dark
First Group chief executive Moir Lockhead has acknowledged that sustained improvement will be needed at his Great Western operation before First is... continue
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