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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
HS2 is not, as claimed by Graham Nalty, a great idea being led by the wrong kind of people (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). It is a disastrous idea being by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William A M Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
As the Second Reading in the House of Commons of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill approaches, the arguments against constructing the line become yet... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Reducing travel times, creating more on-line capacity and rejuvenating upper-England’s flagging economy have all been deployed in defence of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Graham Nalty is right to criticise the notion of parkway stations for HS2 (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). The time and effort needed to get from station to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
The HS2 saga moves on. Now that the suggested link to HS1 and the rest of Europe is being abandoned this highlights the fact that HS2 is in reality... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has announced the extension of the Abellio Greater Anglia franchise to October 2016 after agreeing a £20m programme aimed at improving... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Rail unions today take legal action to challenge Government plans to re-privatise th... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT’s appraisal methods fail to capture the full extent of benefits that HS2 will bring, according to the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Low-level traffic signals for cyclists could be installed at two junctions in Norwich as part of plans for contra-flow cycle lanes in the city... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Park-and-ride users in Norwich are the first bus passengers to be able to use a new smartcard developed by Norfolk County Council. The card will be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is reviewing the locations for HS2 stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to see if the current proposals offer the best... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Essex County Council is exploring the possible introduction of a mandatory variable speed limit on a busy dual carriageway in the county. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Graham Nalty
High-speed rail is a wonderful way to travel. You can relax, or eat, or do productive work on your computer whilst you travel and your journey is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
LOCAL AUTHORITIES in Greater Cambridge are to shake-up the way transport is governed  and ultimately hope to establish a Combined Authority. The... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) in Peterborough have been equipped with ‘bodycams’ to give them extra protection when on patrol. At the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rail campaigners in Sussex are calling for a new ‘Thameslink 2’ railway to connect the South Coast and Gatwick Airport with Canary Wharf... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new consortium is to call for the London-West Midlands HS2 route to be re-planned to minimise its environmental impact and maximise the benefits of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
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