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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Once the media storm surrounding the HS2 decision had died down the papers rapidly turned their attention to the Government’s plans for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mark Cartwright, Centaur Consulting, Guildford, Surrey GU2
It appears now that the HS2 rail spine will be built, and from 2026 passengers will be able to travel from London to Birmingham in 45 minutes (ibid).... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Richard Robinson has been appointed AECOM’s new managing director for the transportation business in Europe. He joins from BAA where he was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A SCHISM opened up in the coalition Government this week over plans to expand airport capacity in the South East. The Liberal Democrats reacted... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
None of the alternative alignments suggested for a London-West Midlands high-speed rail line can deliver comparable benefits to the preferred route... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Heathrow Airport could become a major rail hub not only for air passengers but for west London and the Thames Valley under the Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
A leader article of The Times last week called on ministers to rethink their opposition to expanding Heathrow Airport. In an article entitled... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Stewart, Chair, HACAN, London SW9
It is interesting that Martin Heffer of Parsons Brinckerhoff does not quote one single study to back up his view that the London or national economy... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A project led by the European Space Agency is looking to develop hypersonic aircraft capable of travelling half way around the world in under four... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Durham Tees Valley Airport faces an uncertain future after Peel Airports Ltd put its majority shareholding in the loss-making facility up for sale.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
the South East Local Enterprise Partnership is to commission a new study of airport capacity in South East England. The exercise will examine... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Martin Heffer, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Globalisation and economic structural change brings government many dilemmas. High among those is how to sustain the UK and the South East as a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The future of Durham Tees Valley Airport is in the spotlight after the airport’s majority shareholder, Peel Airports Ltd, asked the six local... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
“The idea of a new hub airport on reclaimed land in the Thames Estuary has been attacked as far-fetched: but it is being taken increasingly... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Coalition Government this week bowed to pressure from business and abandoned the moratorium on new runway capacity in the South East. Chancellor... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The current parlous state of the nation’s finances notwithstanding, impassioned comment pieces calling for major investment in new transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Britain needs a high-speed rail network but ministers should rethink the alignment of the London-West Midlands route, according to the House of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
In terms of column inches, the aviation policies of the major political parties remained the dominant transport issue in the media as October drew to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Labour has urged the Government to redraw the London-West Midlands high-speed rail route to serve Heathrow Airport and reduce the impact on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Wandsworth has published a cut-price plan to connect Heathrow Airport into South London’s rail network.... continue
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