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Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has appointed consultant WSP to conduct a feasibility study into closing level crossings on the East Coast Main Line between London and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has hailed the sealing of the £2.7bn funding deal to build a new fleet of nearly 500 train carriages... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A cycle hire scheme in Northampton goes live next month.  Cycle CoNNect will initially see 50 bikes available at ten locations including in the... continue
Categories: Cycling, East Midlands
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT’s appraisal methods fail to capture the full extent of benefits that HS2 will bring, according to the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Serious concerns are raised about the proposed out-of-town HS2 stations at Toton in the East Midlands and Sheffield Meadowhall in a report by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
City Car Club is to launch a club in Nottingham next month in collaboration with the city council. The scheme will feature eight vehicles and is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is reviewing the locations for HS2 stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to see if the current proposals offer the best... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Graham Nalty
High-speed rail is a wonderful way to travel. You can relax, or eat, or do productive work on your computer whilst you travel and your journey is... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The voluntary and community sector is generally good at innovation, and ‘community rail’ is no exception. Combining their dynamism and... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Birmingham City Council plans to study the pros and cons of introducing a Workplace Parking Levy in the city.  Nottingham City Council is the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new consortium is to call for the London-West Midlands HS2 route to be re-planned to minimise its environmental impact and maximise the benefits of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
major changes to the Government’s high-speed rail project were signalled by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week as he responded to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Anne Robinson, Friends of the Peak District and Campaign to Protect Rural England South Yorkshire Sheffield S2
Sixty years of aspirations for an all-weather fast route across the Peak District linking the M1 and the M67 were whittled down from a motorway in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Critics of the Government’s high-speed rail plans were keen to describe this week’s  review of the project by Sir David Higgins, the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tom Kelly is taking up the post of HS2 Ltd’s strategic communications director on 1 April. Kelly is currently Network Rail’s director of... continue
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