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  • We’ll pay for northern rail lines, say northern leadersAndy Burnham, the Labour mayor of Greater Manchester, said that the rail plan was “deeply flawed”. At a Transport for the North meeting in Leeds, Burnham said that contributions towards the cost of improvements, including completing the Northern Powerhouse Rail network, could be gleaned from rising land values.

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  • Transport for Wales partners with CitySwift to embark on AI-driven bus strategyTransport for Wales and CitySwift have partnered on a pilot programme to optimise public transport services using data and machine learning.    The programme aims to deliver efficiencies and improve service levels across the country’s bus network.   Through CitySwift’s platform, Welsh bus operators will be able to make more informed data-driven decisions and understand new travel patterns, which will enable them to improve journey times, reliability and enhance the on-board experience for passengers.    This will help encourage a modal shift from private ca...

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