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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The One North transport plan for a 125mph east-west railway (LTT 8 Aug) was strongly criticised in The Guardian on 6 August. “As a proud... continue
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Regular news
The Traffic Commissioner has allowed a Liverpool-based taxi firm to continue operating  taxibus services head-to-head with bus... continue
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In brief
South Yorkshire’s political leaders are anxious to ensure the area features in any eventual plans for a new west-east high-speed rail axis in... continue
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Regular news
John W E Helm
Northern Rail has sparked anger by banning the use of off-peak tickets for evening peak hour travel in a move to cut Government subsidy. The ban... continue
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News
The DfT has shortlisted bidders for both the Northern and Trans Pennine Express rail franchises. The three shortlisted for Northern are: Arriva Rail... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Chancellor of the Exchequer made a remarkable speech in Manchester on Monday 23 June. He set out a vision for a ‘Northern Powerhouse’... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail services in the North of England deliver benefits to users, non-users and the wider economy far in excess of the subsidy provided by Government,... continue
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Lead Story
A new 125mph railway linking the north of England’s five conurbations forms the centrepiece of a transport strategy proposed by the city... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
New delivery bodies are to be established to promote development around HS2 stations and ensure stations are integrated with the surrounding... continue
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In brief
St Helens Council on Merseyside has scrapped on- and off-street parking charges in the town centre on Saturdays for a year-long trial that aims to... continue
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In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is forming a working group, which will include DfT representation, to explore reforms to the conurbation’s bus... continue
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Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Alsager ST7
When the Settle-Carlisle line was being considered for closure in 1984, Mr Withrington and the Railway Conversion League were conspicuous by their... continue
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Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Deputy director – policy, Railfuture, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
With regard to issues related to the Settle-Carlisle rail route (Letters LTT 25 Jul), I will not take the bait and explain all over again why Paul... continue
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In brief
Residents of Halton will be eligible for free trips across the Silver Jubilee Bridge and the new Mersey Gateway Crossing under a deal announced by... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The nation’s infatuation with big infrastructure projects has taken two more steps forward in the last ten days with publication of hugely... continue
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People/people
James Lewis, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority transport committee, has been elected chair of the City Regions transport special... continue
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Regular news
A new transport plan developed by five cities in northern England and presented to the Chancellor today calls for £15bn of investment to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
Lewis Carroll is still writing the scripts about high-speed rail! Is the curious announcement about HS3 to bring about faster and closer connections... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
Your article on the vision for the North’s railways (‘Same but different? Councils and DfT set visions for North’s railways’... continue
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In brief
The Highways Agency has started construction of two air quality barriers near junction 18 of the M62, near Simister, Greater Manchester. The... continue
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