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Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has appointed consultant WSP to conduct a feasibility study into closing level crossings on the East Coast Main Line between London and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has extended Abellio Greater Anglia’s rail franchise by 27 months from July 2014 to October 2016 in a deal that will see the train... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to connect the London-West Midlands high-speed rail line with HS1, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, could be thwarted by the Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has announced compensation arrangements for people living close to the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail line.  An... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Information Commissioner has launched a legal challenge against the Government over its refusal to publish a critical report by its Major... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Lamb has left Buckinghamshire County Council where he was divisional director for place. He has set up his own company JL Executive Solutions,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Capacity on one of the busiest sections of the M25 was increased this week with the conversion of the hard shoulder into a permanent extra running... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership wants the Government to fund the widening of the A13 dual carriageway  through Essex and Thurrock... continue
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
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