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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Plans for a high-speed rail station at Old Oak Common in West London should be scrapped, with services running to Stratford instead, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT this week dramatically revised downwards its air passenger forecasts for the UK. The new forecasts suggest the number of passengers will rise... continue
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Comment
James Dark
The opening of the Cambridgeshire guided busway early this month may hav... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A plan to build the world’s largest airport on the Isle of Grain in Medway, on the Thames estuary, will be unveiled next month by architect... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The merits of a high-speed rail spur serving Heathrow Airport cannot be considered in the absence of a wider aviation strategy, London mayor Boris... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Competition Commission has confirmed its ruling that BAA must sell Stansted Airport and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airport. The sale process... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rail campaigners are urging the Government to switch the preferred route for the London-West Midlands high-speed rail route from the Chilterns to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government could cut billions of pounds from its high-speed rail plans by changing the way London Euston and Heathrow Airport are served,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A coalition of regional airports has called on the Government to scrap air passenger duty and replace it with a charge on plane tickets from the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is facing criticism for failing to present separate business case appraisals for the proposed Heathrow high-speed rail spur and the link... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Plymouth airport is set to close after owner Sutton Harbour Group announced its intention to cease operating the business by the end of the year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 21 April transport secretary Philip Hammond used a column in The Surrey Herald to discuss the recently-abandoned Airtrack project (LTT 21 Apr).... continue
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Letters to the editor
Diane Bouzebiba, Head of Amadeus Rail, Sophia Antipolis, France
Much has been made about the use of mobile phone apps in the area of ticketing and payments. Whilst smartphone applications do indeed provide a new... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pro-aviation lobby group Flying Matters has closed, apparently because of internal disagreements  and concern the organisation had little... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have attacked Labour and Plaid for “wasting £8m of our money subsidising a north-south air link and failing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
BAA has pulled the plug on its plan for high-speed trains linking Waterloo and Heathrow Airport. The airport owner, withdrawing its Transport and... continue
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Comment extra
 Thanks to cycling organisation the CTC for highlighting one item in last month’s Budget that escaped our notice: George Osborne is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has kicked-off a two-year process to develop a new aviation policy based on no new runways at London’s three major... continue
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Regular news
Climate change fears could be encouraging more people to opt for rail rather than air on long-distance intercity corridors, according to new analysis... continue
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