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Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is planning to procure 30 new electric multiple unit (EMU) trains to replace 30-year old EMUs operating on the inner suburban... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The Government’s Airports Commission this week shortlisted Heathrow and Gatwick airports for a new runway but kept in play London mayor Boris... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Chilterns Conservation Board has criticised the Government’s plan to “dump” more than 12 million tonnes of spoil from the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is fighting the release of a 2011 document by its Major Projects Authority, which is critical about the progress of HS2. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government has accepted the Airports Commission’s recommendation for a major programme of work on improving rail and road links to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More connections should be built between HS2 and the classic rail network to allow a wider range of high-speed services to operate, councils in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT says consultant KPMG’s controversial analysis of the economic benefits of High Speed 2 is based on “sound economic theory”... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Councillors in Buckinghamshire have called on the council to re-examine how the capital road maintenance budget is allocated, suggesting that too... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Councillors in Buckinghamshire are calling for a major shake-up to the way the council’s highways and transportation contract with Ringway... continue
Local Transport Today
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More than £7m a year of Local Growth Fund cash could be allocated to ‘sustainable’ transport by the Greater Cambridge Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport projects in Greater Cambridgeshire could be boosted under Government plans to allow the area to keep a greater proportion of tax revenues... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning DHV (UK) and Phil Jones Associates the contract to study the feasibility of building a cycleway in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Chinese Government has expressed interest in investing in the UK’s high-speed rail project. Chinese premier Li Keqiang raised the idea... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Gloucestershire County Council has awarded Amey a five-year highways contract. Amey will replace Skanska, which inherited the existing seven-year... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Mackie, University of Leeds
It is a feature of many big transport projects that they go through massive wobbles. The third London Airport, the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire county councils are to start using CCTV  to enforce bus lanes. Leicestershire will use Nottingham City... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council has rejected Stagecoach’s offer to run the city’s five park-and-ride sites, saying the change would not be... continue
Local Transport Today
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Milton Keynes Council is preparing for the launch of electric bus operations in January that will see buses recharged using inductive... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Hybrid Bill authorising construction of the London to West Midlands high-speed line was deposited in Parliament this week.  Its submission... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The last issue has two very interesting articles on HS2. The first is the KPMG analysis of HS2 benefits (‘Sparks fly as academics contest... continue
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