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Demographics of Birmingham
this is referenced in the man bham article but is out of date. how to we identify that it should be on a list for update? the census info doen't include current as well (2005).. i have updated the current populatin info in the LEAD, but as a sub-article it needs updating.
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Meetup in Birmingham
Members of this WikiProject may be interested to know there is a meetup in in Birmingham on Sunday the 15th of November. See meta:Meetup/Birmingham 4.
Separate article for WMPTE as an historical organisation has been (re-)created
Per earlier discussions on the TfWM page, I have re-established West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive as separate article, so that it can be properly covered as an historical entity, leaving the TfWM article free to cover public transport in the West Midlands as it is today and into the future. This seems very much to be the right approach, as there are such clear distinctions between the two bodies (see talk page at TfWM).
I have put the page at West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive, rather than Centro, because:
- This was the organisation's legal name for the whole of its existence
- 'Centro' requires the aticle title to be disambiguated
I have changed the redirects for WMPTE, Centro, WMPTA and WMITA from the TfWM page back to West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive. There may be some others that would better point to there rather than TfWM, but I couldn't see anything else obvious in the list of redirects to TfWM.
I will shortly go through and remove anything historical from the TfWM article that pertains only to the PTE to avoid any unnecessary duplication between the two articles.
The WMPTE article is more or less the same as the TfWM article was up until the creation of TfWM, other than I have made the necessary changes to the language and phrasing so that it is purely historical. There is however plenty of room for expansion of the article, as there are lots of things it does not currently cover that I think it should, for example:
- Vehicles operated 1969-86, liveries, etc.
- Development of community transport, Ring & Ride, etc.
- Rationalisation of routes in the 1970s, development of a West-Midlands-wide network
- Ticketing. The 'n' tickets that were in use in Centro's final years are covered but there's nothing for the period 1969-2005. If I'm not mistaken, the original early 1970s Travelcard was a first for the country?
- Infrastructure - bus garages, bus stations, railway stations, tracline guided busway
P M C 12:09, 28 June 2016 (UTC)