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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Campaign for Better Transport today seizes on the announcement that the July rate of inflation as measured by the retail price index means fares... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has been attacked by Labour for "electioneering" visits to the West Country as he faced calls for a new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Labour’s plans for the rail network if it comes to power after the next General Election, and specifically whether it will re-nationalise train... 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
Local Transport Today
In brief
A £600m scheme to regenerate Birmingham New Street station and an associated £150m project to build the new Grand Central shopping centre... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The High Court has dismissed a Judicial Review case against HS2 brought by the HS2 Action Alliance and the London Borough of Hillingdon. The case... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Government company High Speed 2 Ltd is to locate its construction headquarters in Birmingham, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
News
Strong performance in National Express Group’s UK bus, coach and rail divisions for the six months to 30 June 2014 was outweighed by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Residents of England made fewer trips last year than at any time since the National Travel Survey began in 1972/73. Each person made an average of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The Greater London Authority’s new infrastructure plan to 2050 is a perfect illustration of how long-term spatial plans turn incremental annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has announced a feasibility study into extending Crossrail into Hertfordshire to serve key commuter towns such as Tring, Hemel Hempstead,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the West Midlands are preparing their submission to ministers for the partial devolution of local rail services.  The... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cornwall Council is to explore with the DfT and bus operators new ways of delivering bus services in the area, with London-style franchising being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities should identify a ‘resilient network’ of roads that will be prioritised for keeping open in the event of extreme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
According to Shashi Verma, director of customer experience at TfL, in a few weeks the biggest change to public transport ticketing in London will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Maidstone, Kent ME15
In Paul Withrington’s latest contribution (ibid) he makes an unsubstantiated suggestion that I and others compose our letters, which are... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Claims that local rail services pay a disproportionate share of rail industry costs will be considered in the Office of Rail Regulation’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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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