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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Over the last few weeks HS2 has been taking heavy fire, and not just from NIMBYs. Reports suggest that Labour will want to look critically at... continue
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In brief
Norfolk County Council is to commission a feasibility study into extending the proposed Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) all the way round to... continue
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People/people
Jamie Burles has been appointed managing director of Abellio’s Greater Anglia franchise, succeeding Ruud Haket who has joined Keolis as chief... continue
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Mark Moran
There is not a single solution to reducing traffic congestion and a package approach is required. This means that in addition to the necessary... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT is seeking consultants to develop plans for a cycleway along the proposed High Speed 2 railway from London all the way to the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Only 5% of high-speed rail passengers on the full Y network are expected to transfer from road or air, according to HS2 Ltd. In 2036, three years... continue
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Regular news
The high-speed rail project will collapse unless the Labour Party gives its full backing to the plans, the Prime Minister has... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cutting values of time for business travellers has had virtually no impact on the value for money of the Government’s high-speed rail plans,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Business lobby group London First has launched a pro-aviation campaign, Let Britain Fly. Members include the Canary Wharf Group, Sir Robert McAlpine,... continue
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Detail
The DfT has kicked-off the competition to run the East Coast rail franchise from February 2015. A pre-qualification questionnaire has been published... continue
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Detail
Consultant Jacobs Engineering has won a £2m contract from the Highways Agency to assist the team developing the £1.5bn package of road... continue
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Regular news
MPs have voiced concern about the DfT’s handling of the Thameslink project to deliver more north-south rail capacity through the... continue
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Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council is hoping the DfT will jointly-fund the review of the council’s guided busway contract because of the lessons it... continue
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Regular feature
John W E Helm
Billed as the largest single construction project after Crossrail, DP World’s new £1.5bn London Gateway container mega-port could change... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shewsbury SY4
Following on from recent contributions to LTT about the route of HS2, it has never been obvious why it is proposed to plough up the Chilterns, rather... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
David Smith’s letter of 18 October has the headline “We need high-speed rail but HS2 must be reconfigured”.  Rather than that... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Bayliss, Beaconsfield HP9
In his letter about high-speed rail, Keith Rogers points out that the Chiltern line could provide additional capacity between London and Birmingham... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
In the HS2 debate, a pertinent question is whether the cities and regions served by the scheme would choose HS2 – if they had a free choice on... continue
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Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
The last three editions of LTT have reported some pertinent comments about HS2. This project is in trouble and there is a grave danger of it being... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies faces an enormous challenge in coming up with a set of proposals capable of ending decades of... continue
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