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Heathrow Airport Holdings has announced the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports in a £1bn deal. The airports have been sold to a... continue
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People/people
Ann Carruthers has been promoted to head of strategic planning and policy at Kent County Council. She was previously transport strategy delivery... continue
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Letters to the editor
Harry Clarke, Founder and Commercial Director, RingGo
I note, with cynicism, last Friday’s decision by the Highways Agency to slip out, and thereby effectively bury, in the wake of the referendum... continue
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News
Train Rolling stock company Porterbrook Leasing will be arranging capital funding for the new Class 387/1 ‘Electrostar’ units that were... continue
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News
Southern Train passengers are now able to use their  ‘Key’ smartcards to buy tickets to London, including weekly, monthly and annual... continue
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Regular news
The Department for Transport has extended Govia’s Southeastern rail franchise by three years and nine months. The new deal, which runs from 12... continue
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People/consultants
Consultant i-Transport has appointed Tim Wall as an associate in its Basingstoke office. He joins the firm from Hampshire County Council, where he... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Go-Ahead has announced that profits leapt by a fifth over the year that it won the UK's largest rail franchise, bringing together the Thameslink,... continue
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Media monitor
A WAR of words broke out in the media after the Government’s Airports Commission formally rejected plans for a new hub airport in the Thames... continue
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In brief
Southampton City Council has appointed consultant Transport Initiatives to study the case for introducing a public bike hire scheme in the... continue
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In brief
Ashford Borough Council in Kent is to introduce free car parking in some council-owned car parks serving Ashford and Tenterden town centres after 3pm... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson this week vowed to keep fighting for a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary after the Government’s Airports Commission rejected... continue
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Regular news
The New Forest National Park Authority may end up spending just 15 per cent of its £3.57m  DfT cycling grant award in the way the original... continue
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Main editorial comment
  What is the benefit:cost ratio for the Highways Agency’s A556 dual carriageway improvement scheme, just approved by ministers? A... continue
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Regular news
Government plans to simplify the conversion of office premises into residential development in England will undermine efforts to develop employment... continue
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Detail
South West Trains has placed a £210m order for a fleet of new trains from manufacturer Siemens and leasing company Angel Trains. The 30 new... continue
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Regular news
The Government's Airports Commission today announces that it will not add a proposal for a new airport on the Thames estuary to a shortlist of... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The New Forest National Park Authority this week killed-off plans for the UK’s first mass public bike hire scheme in a rural area, citing... continue
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Regular news
The architects promoting a new hub airport on the Isle of Grain have criticised the Airport Commission’s conclusions on costs and surface... continue
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In brief
Thanet District Council in Kent is testing the market to see if investors are interested in forming a partnership to re-open Manston Airport, which... continue
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