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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT today faces calls for increased spend on transport networks in South-West England and northern England in order to support the economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has asked High Speed 2 chairman Sir David Higgins to study ways to improve connectivity between cities in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the north of England’s railways. The Chancellor last month called for a high-speed railway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has asked HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins to draw up proposals both to bring high speed rail faster to northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne of tentative plans for a high-speed rail link between several cities in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Department for Transport’s recently-published consultation document for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises has been met with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A campaign will be launched in the next few weeks to try and persuade the Government to support a more ambitious plan for the next Northern rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The revisions to Nexus’s bus Quality Contract Scheme proposals have done nothing to placate the area’s three major bus operators –... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Bus operators in Tyne and Wear are pledging to cut the Combined Authority’s bill for tendered services by over £2m a year if councillors... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Balfour Beatty has won a £43.9m design and build contract to widen four miles of the A1 Western Bypass in Gateshead between the Coal House and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Transport and partners Rail North have just launched their vision for rail services in the North of England. Consultation has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Tees Valley and North East of England areas are hoping to capitalise on the growing interest in hydrogen fuel for transport. Gateshead College,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Durham County Council is relaxing the rules on the number of car parkings spaces for new non-residential developments. The council’s current... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland is seeking a new funding model to deliver enhancements to rail lines in Scotland that primarily benefit cross-border... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Dougie McDonald has joined consultant Peter Brett Associates as director of transport for its Scottish and North of England operations. McDonald has... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Desmond Fletcher, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive’s director general between 1976 and 1983 has died, aged 88. During his time... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has announced the scope of work for six feasibility studies into upgrading strategic roads around England from Northumberland to Sussex, 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
In brief
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers can now buy season tickets in hundreds of newsagents, convenience stores and supermarkets thanks to a partnership... continue
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