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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Isle of Wight Council and Solent Transport are considering how to enhance the Island Line railway between Ryde Pier and Shanklin, which is part... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has announced two new funds worth collectively up to £30m to help communities and businesses close to the proposed London-West... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government is expected to drop plans for a high-speed rail station at Toton, between Nottingham and Derby, later this month. Government company... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland is examining the case for electrifying the railway from central Scotland to Aberdeen. The work is referred to in a letter from... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Network Rail has awarded consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff a contract worth up to £8m to design the second phase of the East West Rail scheme,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DFT is to extend First Great Western’s franchise by three-and-a-half years to March 2019 upon expiry of the current franchise in September... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
FirstGroup has lost the Scottish rail franchise to Abellio, the international arm of the Dutch State Railways. Transport Scotland has awarded Abellio... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership is planning to trial the movement of timber by rail on the Far North line, north of Inverness. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A major new road scheme to remove traffic from Stockport has been endorsed in a study of the A6 corridor between Manchester and Buxton in the Peak... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Nicola Kane as its transport strategy manager. Kane joins from consultant Peter Brett Associates where... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nexus director general Bernard Garner is to retire before the end of the year. He has held the post since 2006. The new North East Combined Authority... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended Network Rail’s practice of replacing some footbridges over railway lines on a like-for-like... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 9 OCTOBER The Scottish Daily Record editorialised on the decision by the Scottish Government to award the ScotRail franchise to Abellio (p10).... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK, Europe
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Scottish Referendum was an exciting affair. I was in Dundee during those heady days prior to the vote, in the place that became known as... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
Lee Baker
Over the summer, Britain's manufacturers called for the politics to be taken out of transport planning, to end what they see as decades of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport Scotland has informed FirstGroup that it has not been re-awarded the new ScotRail franchise, losing out to Dutch-owned company... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Two decades ago the railways were privatised. However, unlike other important milestones in rail history, this event was not marked by a one-off... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Analysis carried out by Dr Geoff Luxford shows that, during the 13 years prior to 1995, the time when the cameras really started to bite, deaths per... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The editorial and the Viewpoint article in LTT 656 raises the theme of local people having a greater input and choice into transport decisions in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils from across the West Midlands have approved a formal proposition to the Government to put more responsibility for the region’s rail... continue
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