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Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro, the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive, is stepping up work to see if the underutilised Bescot railway marshalling yards beside... continue
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Main editorial comment
David HT Smith, Shrewsbury SY3
I am not surprised at your report of the difficulties at the rail freight terminal at Telford (‘Council’s railfreight site fails to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Charlie Lloyd, Campaigns officer, London Cycling Campaign, London SE1
The ‘prosecute cyclists’ comments by Phil Flanders, Scottish director of the Road Haulage Association, are distressing. Vulnerable road... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London Councils is looking for a private sector firm to take over the enforcement and, possibly, administration of the London Lorry Control Scheme.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A European Commission review of lorry weight and dimensions could result in 60 tonne, 25 metre-long lorries appearing on the UK’s roads, a rail... continue
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In brief
Transport for London has published a code of practice to help minimise the noise from night-time goods deliveries. The code has been developed in... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has launched the A14 Challenge to seek ideas about how to improve travel conditions in the A14 corridor across Cambridgeshire. The 130-mile... continue
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In brief
Telford and Wrekin Council is seeking a new operator for its £8m international railfreight park that has become a white elephant. The park,... continue
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Regular news
The DfT and Transport Scotland want to trial using heavy goods vehicles to clear snow to key distribution centres. The proposal would require the DfT... continue
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Secondary stories
The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads could be raised from its current 40mph under proposals being drawn up by ministers. The DfT... continue
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More strategic rail freight interchanges (SRFIs) are needed in England – particularly in London and the South East – according to a new... continue
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has been urged to review the design of the riskiest junctions in the capital for cyclists in the light of a rise in cycle... continue
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The DfT has authorised trials of longer articulated lorries, overruling opposition from the rail freight sector, environmental and road safety... continue
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Feature
Lee Baker
Transport's role in achieving Lincolnshire’s goals to improve the economy and quality of life in Lincoln, is recognised by the county council.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Council of Ministers has approved a new directive on road user charges (‘Eurovignettes’) for lorries. The Eurovignette... continue
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Freight experts have questioned the rail industry’s prediction that rail freight will double over the next 20 years. In 2010/11, 90 million... continue
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Road hauliers have voiced anger at Bath and North East Somerset Council’s (BANES) plan to ban lorries from the key north-south route through... continue
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In brief
South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority is setting up a freight quality partnership for the conurbation. The first meeting will take place on... continue
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A project to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from the freight sector has been launched by the European Commission. UK consultancy Transport... continue
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People/people
Philip Brown, the senior traffic commissioner and traffic commissioner for the South East, is to retire on 24 October. He is currently on special... continue
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