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Local Transport Today
News
The number of transport and storage businesses entering administration jumped by 50% quarter on quarter in the last three months of 2012. KPMG... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Increasing the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles on single carriageway roads from 40 to 50mph is “likely” to increase the severity and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Norman Bradbury recites my finding that freight moved per track-km by rail is one-third of that moved per lane-km on the motorway and trunk road... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
What salary does someone need to earn in order to become entitled to First Class rail travel? We imagine there must be heated debate about this very... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
RAIL FREIGHT could double over the next 20 years – but only if local planning authorities facilitate new rail-connected warehousing. New rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local planning authorities in London and the South East are thwarting efforts to grow rail freight by taking a much more hostile view of new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Camden is exploring whether a consolidation centre could be set up outside the borough to cut the number of goods vehicle trips... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Construction materials supplier Cemex is to fit CCTV cameras to some of its lorries used in London in an effort to improve cycle safety. The cameras... continue
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Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Head of policy group, Railfuture, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
Paul Withrington calculates that freight moved per track km of rail is only about one-third of that moved per lane km on our trunk roads (Letters LTT... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A study that found in favour of allowing longer lorries on Britain’s roads has been challenged in a report commissioned by the rail freight... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has given the green light to a controversial plan for a major rail-connected warehousing development on Green Belt... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail wants to electrify Edinburgh’s suburban railway in the next five-year control period, 2014/15-2018/19. The ‘South Sub’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has unveiled its investment proposals for the 2014-2019 period which it says will allow 225 million more passengers to be moved and 30%... continue
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In brief
Gas and electric-powered vehicles could help cut the carbon dioxide emissions from road freight, according to a new report by Ricardo and AEA... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highlands and Islands transport partnership (HITRANS) is leading a proposed £240,000 trial to move whisky by rail from Elgin, in Moray, to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
Any analysis of the A14 corridor must recognise the importance of transferring as much long-distance freight to the parallel rail route as possible... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Freight Transport Association is calling on the Government to support the development of a national refuelling infrastructure for gas-powered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Kent County Council has commissioned a new web-based mapping system for freight operators. The Freight Gateway system, developed by mapping, data and... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Using tolls to part-fund an improvement to the A14 across Cambridgeshire significantly reduces the scheme’s business case, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
The Huddersfield University report for retailer Kimberly Clark into mega trucks did analyse the cross elasticity impacts of their introduction and... continue
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