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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
City councillors in Edinburgh this week voted to truncate the city’s first tram line even further, saying that the cost of completing a line to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Councillors in Edinburgh this week chopped back the city’s troubled first tram line after refusing to borrow more than £200m to complete... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport for Greater Manchester has welcomed Stagecoach’s decision to sell its Manchester Metrolink contract and assets to ... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nottingham City Council has revealed details of the revised funding arrangements for the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram scheme extensions.... continue
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Viewpoint
“The Government’s potholes review will consider if highways maintenance service standards are too high,” we report on page 8. And... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Dave Holladay - Glasgow
One option being ignored in Edinburgh’s great tram debate seems to be the use of the priority routes and dedicated tracks, constructed so far,... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
As councillors in Edinburgh met this week to try and find a way out of the city’s tram debacle, calls were growing for a public inquiry into... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Over the years LTT  has become familiar with the different media protocols that local authorities around the country deploy. Many are more than... continue
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News
Stagecoach has forecast that its revenue from local authority concessionary fare payments and tendered bus services will fall by £15m over the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
A new concept from London-based design firm Priestman Goode is ‘Moving Platforms’, which it describes as “a totally inter-connected... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Manchester Metrolink will start operating into South Manchester next week. The 2.7km Chorlton line, which branches off the Manchester-Altrincham line... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has backed calls for a public inquiry into the problems that have beset the Edinburgh tram project. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Completing the tram line from the airport to Edinburgh city centre will represent good value for money – but only because the £469m... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Fears were voiced this week that Edinburgh’s highly-regarded municipal bus company could be damaged by the council’s decision to press... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Councillors in Edinburgh this week voted to press ahead with constructing the city’s troubled tram line, but question marks remain about how a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Holding - Chester-ltre-Seet, Durham, DH2
Your latest issue reports that Nexus (Tyne and Wear PTE) is commissioning consultants to examine eight possible new corridors for the Tyne and wear... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has launched a market consultation exercise for the procurement of up to four additional trams for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is consulting on plans to increase capacity on the Metrolink network by building a second tram line across the city... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Bayliss - Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9
You report that a joint venture of Hyder Consulting and APP has been appointed as the independent verifier and certifier for Queensland’s first... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leeds City Council and Metro are hoping to secure an early pledge of DfT support for their trolleybus plans. Proposals for the New Generation... continue
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