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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
A full study of all modes of transport on the Southern Trans-Pennine corridor (Greater Manchester to South Yorkshire) is urgently required and will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE FULL benefits of the ongoing electrification in the north will not be realised unless provision for new electric trains is made in the new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
New transport powers for the English regions will be unveiled within weeks, the Deputy Prime Minister told The Northern Echo today. Nick... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The chief executives of Leeds and Manchester city councils Tom Riordan and Sir Howard Bernstein will tomorrow discuss the creation of a northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities in the East Midlands are drawing up plans to establish combined authorities to oversee transport and economic... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An influential Conservative Party website has urged the party to scrap HS2. Conservative Home, which is owned by Lord Ashcroft, says all the money... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Countryside campaigners are calling on the DfT to abandon its road-based  TransPennine study, saying it  fails to take into account the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Tensions between the DfT and Network Rail over plans for open access passenger operations between London and the north of England are revealed in... continue
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Hull City Council is assessing the demand for an eastern bus-based park-and-ride site for the city. The council says a park-and-ride could mitigate... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leeds City Council has appointed consultants Arup and Gehl Architects to undertake a planning, urban design and transportation study for the 136... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Further fare rises on Northern Rail may be acceptable but service reductions in return for new rolling stock are not, Sheffield City Region Combined... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Detail
Balfour Beatty has won a £75.7m early contractor involvement design and build contract from the Highways Agency for the A63 Castle Street... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Perhaps I am being over-sensitive, in a world that seems to be becoming coarser by the day, but is there not something distasteful about the... continue
Local Transport Today
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
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
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