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Local Transport Today
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Consultants are bidding for contracts to assist the Airports Commission in appraising the shortlisted options for airport expansion. The Commission... continue
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The shortlisted option is for a new 3,000 metre runway to the south of the existing runway.  This option has the lowest cost – estimated... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Commission has shortlisted two options at Heathrow: a) one new 3.5km runway to the northwest (as proposed by the airport owners) b) extending the... continue
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The Airports Commission is to consult on a draft appraisal framework later this month, which will form the basis for how the three shortlisted... continue
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The Airports Commission has voiced scepticism about Birmingham Airport’s ambitions for a second runway.  The Commission’s interim... continue
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Three airports in the South East face closure if a new hub airport is built on the Isle of Grain. London mayor Boris Johnson has already said his... continue
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An Independent Noise Authority could help defuse the controversy about the noise impacts of airport expansion, the Airports Commission believes. It... continue
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Andrew Forster
The GOvernment’s Airports Commission has adopted a new approach to forecasting air passenger demand, which one analyst believes could have... continue
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High-speed rail champion Greengauge 21 has criticised the Airports Commission’s decision to shortlist Gatwick as one option for airport... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, (Chairman Railfuture 2004-2012), Leeds LS25
Comments on the two most controversial current transport infrastructure projects in your Christmas issue prompts me to offer thoughts on... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Government’s Airports Commission this week shortlisted Heathrow and Gatwick airports for a new runway but kept in play London mayor Boris... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Government has accepted the Airports Commission’s recommendation for a major programme of work on improving rail and road links to... continue
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Local Transport Today
Public authorities have marked the end of the calendar year with their characteristic blizzard of desk-clearing policy announcements that will take... continue
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Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told Parliament that the Davies Commission offers "a clear recommendation that there is a need for new... continue
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Lee Baker
The Government's Davies Commission review into airport capacity in the U.K has concluded that there is a demand case for one additional South East... continue
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Lee Baker
Labour leader Ed Miliband has reportedly dropped his opposition to building a third Heathrow runway on the eve of the Davies Commission, which is... continue
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Two options for creating a direct rail link to Heathrow Airport from south London have been identified in a report commissioned by the London Borough... continue
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In this column last issue we speculated that a costly pledge to extend high-speed rail to Scotland may be the UK Government’s crafty way to... continue
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Heathrow Airport’s owners have stepped up their campaign against Gatwick Airport’s expansion plans, by publishing a report suggesting... continue
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In brief
The Health and Safety Executive has ordered Luton Airport and a design subcontractor to pay £372,695 in fines and costs for safety failings... continue
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