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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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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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News
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
Local Transport Today
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Only 5% of high-speed rail passengers on the full Y network are expected to transfer from road or air, according to HS2 Ltd. In 2036, three years... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Business lobby group London First has launched a pro-aviation campaign, Let Britain Fly. Members include the Canary Wharf Group, Sir Robert McAlpine,... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is pressing Transport for London to roof over part of the A13 and wants ministers to approve a £150m... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Britain’s universities’ pension fund has bought a stake in Heathrow Airport. The Universities Superannuation Scheme has bought 8.65% of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The chief executive of IAG, British Airways' parent company, has predicted that a third runway will never be built at Heathrow, regardless of the... continue
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Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies faces an enormous challenge in coming up with a set of proposals capable of ending decades of... continue
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When Governments are faced with a seemingly intractable problem, they are often attracted to the idea of setting up an independent commission to look... continue
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Heathrow – owner’s submission Heathrow Airport has proposed three options for a third runway: north, north-west, and south-west of the... continue
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Regular feature
Sir Howard Davies must have one of the toughest jobs in Government. Twelve months ago the former chief of the Audit Commission and the CBI was... continue
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News
Infratil Ltd has sold Manston Airport in Kent to Lothian Shelf Ltd – a company wholly-owned by Stagecoach co-founder Ann Gloag – for... continue
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