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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Road Haulage Association has struck a deal with the owner of the M6 Toll road in the West Midlands allowing members free use of the road... continue
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Viewpoint
Robert Cochrane, Visiting Professor, Imperial College
Derogatory phrases such as “Beeching the Butcher”, or “Beeching’s axe again!” tend to appear whenever there is a... continue
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Detail
Halton Borough Council has appointed engineering consultant Waterman to project manage a design and build tender and supervise construction of rail... continue
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Regular news
Southampton City Council is to procure an operator for a freight consolidation centre to reduce goods vehicle deliveries in and around the city. The... continue
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In brief
The HGV Road User Levy Act has received Royal Assent, paving the way for a lorry road user charge to be introduced from next April. The Act... continue
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Regular news
A freight consolidation centre is to be set up in Perth as part of a European project. TACTRAN, the Tayside and Central Scotland Transport... continue
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Regular news
London mayor Boris Johnson is to exempt goods vehicles and coaches from the fifth phase of the capital’s Low Emission Zone. Phase five, to be... continue
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People/people
Transport for London has paid compensation to 35 van owners who were incorrectly told their vehicles would not be compliant with the capital’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport professionals have backed the DfT’s plan to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads in... continue
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Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Railfuture, Chair – policy, lobbying and campaigns committee, Surrey KT4
Paul Withrington castigates me, even suggesting that I should perhaps be sent to jail, for criticising his flawed comparison between road and rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Newcastle City Council  is consulting on plans to ban goods vehicles and vans from the city’s pioneering ‘no car’ lanes, as... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London has called for major reforms to how the construction industry manages its goods deliveries in an effort to cut accidents between... continue
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People/people
Christopher Snelling has been appointed the Freight Transport Association’s head of urban policy, replacing Gordon Telling, who is now director... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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