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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) this week scrapped plans for a segregated bus rapid transit (BRT) route and new park-and-ride site in... continue
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Feature Detail
Two months ago, Volo TV became the first company in the world to offer rail passengers on train movies, using its seat-backed screens installed on... continue
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Business Lead Story
Throughout rural areas of the UK, many local councils have been responding to budget cuts by announcing their intention to drastically reduce... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A bicycle hire scheme using Brompton folding bikes is being launched later this month at a train station in Surrey. Train operator South West Trains... continue
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Products & Services
Transport consultant Steer Davies Gleave is working with the West of England Partnership office — comprising Bath & North East... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Connex Transport Jersey is using a computerised fleet maintenance system is enabling to efficiently run its 84-bus myBus fleet and closely manage... continue
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Technology News
Yellow Buses has launched a smartphone app for its journey planner. The system uses GPS navigation tracking to enable both iPhone and Android users... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Dorset's partner operators will have exclusive access to new service contracts awarded by the council. The first such service will be the Weymouth... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Dorset County Council has established a new bus depot near Dorchester that will be used both for its own vehicle fleet and  by operators that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Cuts to council budgets, reductions in concessionary fares reimbursement and lower Bus Service Operators Grant payments: it’s a toxic mix that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A community-funded bus service has been launched in Bristol linking Temple Meads railway station with the city centre. The Saturdays-only FreeBus is... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A huge shake-up to who operates passenger transport contracts in Dorset was announced this week following the completion of an innovative procurement... continue
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Rail News
First Group has announced that it will be handing back the keys to its Great Western (FGW) franchise in 2013 rather than taking up its option to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Speeding motorists in Swindon will be confronted by red traffic lights under a road safety scheme to be tested by the borough council. The system... continue
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Rail News
Virgin Trains and the Department for Transport have reached an agreement for the first of the new West Coast Pendolino trains to enter service this... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
The need to clarify rail franchising policy in the wake of the publication of the McNulty review into the industry’s value for money (scheduled... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
Network Rail has published an analysis of passenger congestion at stations along with a ‘toolkit’ of solutions that could be used to... continue
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News Lead Story
James Dark
FirstGroup’s new bus division chief executive, Giles Fearnley, has announced a major restructure designed to make the company more responsive... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Plymouth airport is set to close after owner Sutton Harbour Group announced its intention to cease operating the business by the end of the year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
A six-month trial to test a solution to reduce vehicle speeds in urban areas and improve road safety has, according to Siemens, “produced very... continue
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