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Local Transport Today
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Regular news
Andrew Forster
New delivery bodies are to be established to promote development around HS2 stations and ensure stations are integrated with the surrounding... continue
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In brief
Hull City Council is preparing a £20m-plus city centre public realm programme ahead of its City of Culture status in 2017. The plans include a... continue
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Regular news
FirstGroup has stepped up efforts to persuade West Yorkshire’s political leaders to embrace a partnership approach with bus operators, rather... continue
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Thousands of drivers can claim back fines incurred for driving over a city centre bridge in York, the city council has announced.  In April the... continue
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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
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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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The nation’s infatuation with big infrastructure projects has taken two more steps forward in the last ten days with publication of hugely... continue
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People/people
James Lewis, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority transport committee, has been elected chair of the City Regions transport special... continue
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