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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A former Labour minister has claimed that the Government has only firmly committed £6.4m to improving northern transport links. As the General... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has promised to legislate in the next Parliament to bring HS2 to Crewe. McLoughlin said he was satisfied with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Deputy Prime Minister has claimed that under a Conservative-only Government spending on essential infrastructure like roads and railways and on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government wants ambitious rail upgrades for across northern England - so-called 'TransNorth' links - to be delivered from 2019 including from... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has signed a long-term deal with train builder Hitachi Rail Europe for 70 electric multiple unit trains which will operate on the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup is hoping to launch open access rail services between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. Having lost out to a Stagecoach/Virgin joint... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities and train operators across the UK are being invited to bid for a share of a £60m fund to improve rail stations. The fund is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has awarded £14.3m towards a £16.7m programme to improve cycling facilities at rail stations across England.  Dozens of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On the day that a consortium of Virgin Trains and Stagecoach took over the running of the East Coast Main Line from the Government, The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The North of England’s Pacer trains should go for scrap rather than be reallocated to other parts of the country when the deadline for their... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has launched an engagement exercise with key stakeholders to determine the country’s future transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Chancellor this week came to the rescue of Hertfordshire County Council’s troubled Croxley rail link project, announcing a further... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has dropped plans to build a spur off the London to West Midlands high-speed line to serve Heathrow Airport.  The Conservative... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has conceded that passenger trains should share the relief lines east of Cardiff with freight, opening the door to additional stations... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to give North Wales its first regular rail service to Manchester Airport have been blocked at the eleventh hour, to preserve capacity for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Electric trains have begun operating between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport following Network Rail’s completion of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has acknowledged that the electrification of key parts of the rail network is running behind schedule. LTT... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stuart Porter, Kettering NN15
Rail minister Claire Perry’s speech at the arrival in Southampton of the prototype new Inter City Express train last week challenged the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
The latest issue of LTT (6 Mar) illustrates the grip that rail has upon the imagination of the nation. Two pages are devoted to whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
It seems strange to read the letter by Alan Wenban-Smith that the DfT is still pursuing the discredited ‘user time savings’ transport... continue
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