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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Figures from the Treasury reveal that public spending on transport in England is at a five year low, with a particularly big drop in the North and... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Lord Heseltine, who master-minded the regeneration of London’s Docklands in the 1980s, has described the Docklands Light Railway as a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Mayor of London has hailed the plans by Transport for London to begin 24-hour services on some tube lines from 2015, as he also announced that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Edinburgh have put plans to remove buses from one side of the city’s premier street, Princes Street, on ice following protests... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority has endorsed the idea of banning bicycles from the new tram-train vehicles that will operate between... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester has identified the heavy rail and Metrolink routes that offer the best potential for tram-train vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 At LTT’s conference last week on Local Enterprise Partnerships, Buckinghamshire LEP chair Alex Pratt ably demonstrated that some in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Plans for tram-train network for Greater Manchester are to be progressed after an initial feasibility study identified the benefits of running... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Edinburgh’s streets have become  free of tram construction works for the first time in six years as the opening date of the line nears.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authority leaders in the West Midlands conurbation are calling on the Government to help fund a  £2.1bn investment in local public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is pressing Transport for London to roof over part of the A13 and wants ministers to approve a £150m... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ambitious plans to develop the public transport system in South East Wales have been presented in a report commissioned by the Welsh Government. Key... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester appears to be unsure if a £350m extension of the Metrolink to the Trafford Centre shopping complex can be... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
On page 5 of the last issue you carry the seemingly good news that my home city, Nottingham, is to get £11.3m in Better Bus Area funding.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has granted Transport for Greater Manchester the power to build a second Metrolink route across Manchester... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Matt Brunt, assistant director of the Passenger Transport Executive Group, is retire on ill-health grounds. Brunt joined Pteg in 2009 from Leeds City... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The coverage of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network will expand further next week with the opening of the 2.1-mile extension to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Nexus is drawing up plans for a major expansion of the Tyne and Wear Metro network.  Seven corridors have been identified based on technical... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A MAJOR upgrade to road connections in and around Preston has been given the green light by the Government in a ten-year city deal for the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Centro’s policy and strategy director Tom Magrath retired this week. He had served in the post for 23 years.... continue
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