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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London
Only around 15 per cent of rail freight flows receive any grant support (‘Rail freight subsidies are still justified says lorry cost... continue
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Secondary stories
The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads in England and Wales will be raised from 40 to 50mph early next year, the Government has... continue
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Regular news
A paucity of research into UK freight activity is hampering public policy for the sector, according to the Independent Transport... continue
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The Government has granted planning permission for a major rail-served distribution centre in green belt land near St Albans in Hertfordshire. The... continue
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London Councils has halted work on adding safety requirements to the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) that were intended to cut the risk posed by... continue
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Lee Baker
The Prime Minister has appointed his child abuse adviser Claire Perry MP to the DfT as transport minister to replace Stephen Hammond. Perry, newly... continue
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In brief
The DfT has given development consent for the expansion of the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT). The project, known as DIRFT III,... continue
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Regular news
Cyclists and road danger reduction campaigners have welcomed Transport for London’s decision to end the use of ‘Cyclists stay back’... continue
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In brief
The Royal Mail is inviting train operators to bid for a contract to move mail by rail. The five-year contract covers the operation of seven services... continue
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Road freight fails to pay its full societal costs by a large margin according to a new report for the rail freight industry, which is pressing the... continue
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In brief
Transport for London wants to expand the number of goods deliveries that take place outside the peak hours in an effort to improve road safety. Its... continue
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Regular news
Local authorities are backing plans for a rail freight interchange close to East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire.  Roxhill Development... continue
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In brief
A new route navigation system for lorry drivers, which can select routes that minimise congestion, noise and air pollution is being developed by the... continue
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In brief
A new route navigation system for lorry drivers, which can select routes that minimise congestion, noise and air pollution is being developed by the... continue
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Transport for London has no intention of asking firms in London to remove ‘Cyclists stay back’ stickers from their vehicles. Cycling and... continue
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Environmentalists have predicted a lengthy delay in changes to EU rules on lorry cab dimensions that could facilitate improved safety and fuel... continue
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The European Commission has announced the first steps in a plan to bring down carbon dioxide emissions from heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) such as... continue
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The Freight Transport Association is urging the DfT to halt the recruitment process for a new chairman of Passenger Focus until the interests of road... continue
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Rail freight has set new records since the 1990s privatisation, according to the latest Office of Rail Regulation statistics.   22.7 billion net... continue
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Regular news
Cycling and road safety groups are trying to persuade  Transport for London to stem the proliferation of ‘Cyclists stay back’... continue
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