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Transport for the North’s Chief Executive steps down

Transport for the North (TfN) has announced that Chief Executive David Brown will be leaving the organisation in September to take up a new post as Managing Director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which operates the Northern rail franchise.

Rail a growth industry and UK’s “economic backbone”

RDG Chairman calls rail the “economic backbone” of the country, and that in uncertain times rail has the power to create secure jobs.

Friday, 16 June 2017

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  • Pedal-ins and car burials: what happened to America's forgotten 1970s cycle boom?‘Bicycle madness’ once saw US bike sales outstrip cars, and spawned ambitious plans for 100,000 miles of cycle paths. Then the music stopped“The bicycle’s biggest wave of popularity in its 154-year history,” gushed Time magazine in 1970 at the start of America’s five-year love affair with the bike. “Some 64 million fellow travellers are taking regularly to bikes these days, more than ever before,” the report continued, “and more than ever [they are] convinced that two wheels are better than four.”US bicycle sales, which had been rolling along at 6 million a year, shot up to 9 million in 1971, ...

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