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Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
Lewis Carroll is still writing the scripts about high-speed rail! Is the curious announcement about HS3 to bring about faster and closer connections... continue
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People/people
Alistair Kirk will join HS2 Ltd in September as programme & strategy director for HS2 phases one and two. He joins from consultant EC Harris,... continue
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Media monitor
ON 30 JUNE, former Independent editor Chris Blackhurst, despite being a longstanding opponent of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network, appeared... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has rejected the Highways Agency’s plan to operate a 60mph speed limit all day on smart motorway... continue
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Regular news
Local authorities are backing plans for a rail freight interchange close to East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire.  Roxhill Development... continue
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In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
I feel I must write in support of the letter from Graham Nalty concerning high-speed rail (Letters LTT 13 Jun). Graham is right that the decision to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
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In brief
A scrutiny committee of councillors in Lincolnshire has rejected the idea of 20mph speed limits across the county’s residential streets.... continue
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Regular news
Transport minister  Baroness Kramer this week visited the Queens Drive park-and-ride site in Nottingham, which the city council is promoting as... continue
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News
Leicestershire County Council has announced the firms who have won places on the Midlands Highway Alliance’s new medium schemes... continue
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Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
May I thank William Barter for his further comments on 30 May regarding my letter about HS2 of 16 May. If the plans for 400-metre trains on HS2 were... continue
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In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
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Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
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In brief
Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are exploring the idea of setting up a combined authority to oversee transport and... continue
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Regular news
Two schemes to carry bikes on buses are up and running in Nottingham and Portsmouth. The rear-mounted racks have been fitted to ten buses used on the... continue
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Secondary stories
Flashing road studs have been installed on a pedestrian crossing in a retail park near Nottingham to improve road safety. Pole-mounted sensors... continue
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People/people
Ian Drummond has left Leicestershire County Council where he was assistant director, transportation, and is freelancing as a transport policy... continue
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People/people
Stephen Clark has joined the DfT as deputy director for phase two of HS2, which will extend the proposed line from the West Midlands to the North... continue
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News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
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