Category: History

Ten years of the pteg Support Unit: Part three

Ten years of the pteg Support Unit: Part three

In the last of a series of three blog posts, pteg Support Unit Director Jonathan Bray concludes his look back over ten years of the pteg Support Unit. Ten years of pteg: the way we work and the way cities will work in the future Focus on what transport does for people, economies, cities, the …

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Treasures of the pteg YouTube archive

Treasures of the pteg YouTube archive

Many rainy lunchtimes in the making, we are proud to present the treasures of the pteg YouTube archive… YouTube is stuffed with archive train videos – there’s less out there on the buses, trams, ferries, trams and transit systems of our big regional cities. Well let me rephrase that – there’s less out there that’s …

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Ten years of the pteg Support Unit: Part two

Ten years of the pteg Support Unit: Part two

In the second of a series of three blog posts, pteg Support Unit Director Jonathan Bray continues his look back over ten years of the pteg Support Unit. Ten years of the pteg Support Unit: The unstoppable force of devolution Devolution has seen Merseyrail Electrics transform into one of the best performing rail networks in the …

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When the buses were (nearly) free: Revisiting South Yorkshire’s ‘grand design’ for transport

When the buses were (nearly) free: Revisiting South Yorkshire’s ‘grand design’ for transport

It may not be available on Kindle anytime soon, but ‘South Yorkshire’s Transport 1974-1995’ by D Scott Hellewell is full of fascinating material about the story of the radical years of South Yorkshire’s ‘Grand Design’ for Transport in the Seventies and Eighties (roughly the period from the creation of the PTE and South Yorks County …

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The ‘Dockers’ Umbrella’ remembered

The ‘Dockers’ Umbrella’ remembered

When, near the turn of the last century, the riverfronts of Glasgow and Liverpool were a seething mass of industry and commerce, the resulting clogged streets led to some bold moves above and below ground to beat the jams. In Glasgow it led to the construction of what was then only the third underground railway …

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