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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
major changes to the Government’s high-speed rail project were signalled by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week as he responded to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bedford Borough Council has delayed implementation of its controversial ‘turbo roundabout’ to allow more discussions with motorcycle... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Critics of the Government’s high-speed rail plans were keen to describe this week’s  review of the project by Sir David Higgins, the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tom Kelly is taking up the post of HS2 Ltd’s strategic communications director on 1 April. Kelly is currently Network Rail’s director of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Highways Agency has appointed an Atkins/AECOM joint venture to analyse the performance of the first ‘smart’ motorway scheme, which... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Network Rail has awarded an £87m contract to a joint venture of Carillion and Buckingham Group Contracting to design and build the works... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
DfT officials were due to meet with Bedford Borough Council officers this week to discuss the council’s plan to install plastic lane dividers... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
District councils and anti-HS2 action groups have persuaded Buckinghamshire County Council to drop a request for a station on the London-West... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting on installing segregated cycle lanes and bus stop bypass cycle lanes on two roads in Cambridge.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
The authorities in Stoke-on-Trent are right to be concerned about HS2 (‘Scrap Manchester HS2 route, says Stoke’ and ‘Northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of HS2 are to take their legal fight to international bodies. The Supreme Court last month rejected appeals brought by opponents who argued... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given a strong endorsement to the hotly-contested analysis by consultant KPMG   into the productivity effects of HS2. Responding to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Train operator Abellio has launched bike hire facilities at more than 40 stations across its three franchises – Northern Rail, Greater Anglia... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A business travel network has been launched in Milton Keynes. Smartgo Milton Keynes will give member organisations a package of benefits including... continue
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