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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jack Semple, Director of policy, Road Haulage Association Ltd, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
The DfT’s consultation on raising the 40mph single-carriageway speed limit for HGVs is widely welcomed in the road haulage sector... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Our investigations have revealed a muddle in the DfT’s road freight statistics. We recently asked the DfT’s freight statistics team to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lorry drivers will have to observe different speed limits on single carriageways in Scotland from the rest of Britain if the DfT goes ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has promised “comprehensive” monitoring of road safety impacts if it goes ahead  and raises the speed limit for lorries on... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
Freight on Rail does not dispute that companies such as Kimberly Clark could save money using 25.25-metre mega trucks but the reality is that costs... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
ALLOWING longer lorries on Britain’s roads would not jeopardise road safety, according to an industry-commissioned report. Kimberly Clark,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has blocked Bath and North East Somerset Council’s (BANES) plan to impose a lorry ban on a major road through Bath following objections... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail freight operator Colas has operated trial freight trains into London Euston station at night. The trains have originated from the Daventry... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail, London N1
It is very positive that the shadow chancellor Ed Balls recognises the need to transfer long-distance freight to the railways as targeted Government... continue
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