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People
Edwina Hart has taken over the lead transport responsibility in Wales from Carl Sargeant in a ministerial reshuffle,  adding it to her existing... continue
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Technology News
Wales Transport Minister Carl Sargeant has launched a public pilot of the government-backed national pay-as-you-go GoCymru travel smartcard. Starting... continue
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Feature
UK transport is heavily influenced, as elsewhere, by political leaders. Transport problems and challenges exist at both a national and local level... continue
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Feature
Progress in extending the pioneering and highly popular Oyster smart-card for multi-modal travel outside London is proving slow to deliver for the... continue
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Bus News
The significance of both an ageing population and the role of concessionary fares in the bus market has been underlined by the fact that approaching... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
­T­­he UK Government has issued its consultation paper on options for decentralising local and regional rail services within England.... continue
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In brief
The Welsh Assembly Government has confirmed that it has signed a new four-year contract with Isle of Man-based Manx2 and partner carrier FLM Aviation... continue
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Rail News
Trains used on Arriva Trains Wales mainline service are to be upgraded thanks to a funding deal reached by the Welsh Assembly Government and the... continue
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Feature Detail
Bagshaw joined Arriva Trains Wales in 2005, initially as performance and planning director. The key challenge at the time was to improve operational... continue
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News Lead Story
Regional airline Manx2.com, along with its partner carrier FLM Aviation, has been appointed as the new operator for the North-South Wales air link,... continue
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Products & Services
Network Rail has unveiled a £2.5m plan to upgrade Swansea’s railway station in a move that it says will create a bright, accessible,... continue
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Rail News
Network Rail has unveiled a £2.5m plan to upgrade Swansea's railway station in a move that it says will create  a bright, accessible,... continue
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Technology News
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced an investment of £250,000 in the development of the Traveline Cymru public transport information... continue
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Rail News
The Ebbw Valley rail service, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, celebrated carrying its millionth passenger this week, reaching the landmark in less... continue
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Rail News
Cerdyn Cymru concessionary pass holders are to continue to benefit from free rail travel on a number of Welsh rail routes. Pass holders from Conwy... continue
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Rail News
The Department for Transport has backed plans to upgrade the Swindon-Kemble rail line despite funding for the £40m project being rejected by... continue
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Regular Feature
By Rhodri Clark
South East Wales Transport Alliance has made good progress with its development of rail services, but its grand plans for buses have suffered a bumpy... continue
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Bus News
A Welsh MP and a Welsh Assembly minister have called for all public transport services in Wales to be made free in an effort to tackle... continue
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Bus News
Rail-link buses which form integral parts of the new Ebbw Vale to Cardiff rail service will be withdrawn in April, despite their apparent... continue
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John Nelson
My four decades in the railways have seen too many changes. The nationalised industry that I joined in 1968 has been commercialised, privatised,... continue
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