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Local Transport Today
In brief
Contrary to our story in the last issue, ‘Liverpool taxibus allowed to stay on the road’, the North West Traffic Commissioner’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseytravel has published an ambitious vision for the Liverpool City Region’s rail network, with new lines and stations, higher frequencies... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester is to order up to 16 additional light rail vehicles for the Metrolink network.  TfGM, which has already ordered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An influential Conservative Party website has urged the party to scrap HS2. Conservative Home, which is owned by Lord Ashcroft, says all the money... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
TRAFFIC ON a new dual carriageway between the M6 and Manchester is to be restricted to 60mph, rather than 70, on air quality grounds.  Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Countryside campaigners are calling on the DfT to abandon its road-based  TransPennine study, saying it  fails to take into account the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  What is the benefit:cost ratio for the Highways Agency’s A556 dual carriageway improvement scheme, just approved by ministers? A... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Consultant AECOM has appointed three new staff to its North West development team: consultant Caroline Aylmer-Brewin from Singleton Clamp &... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Tensions between the DfT and Network Rail over plans for open access passenger operations between London and the north of England are revealed in... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Traffic Commissioner has allowed a Liverpool-based taxi firm to continue operating  taxibus services head-to-head with bus... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
A new 125mph railway linking the north of England’s five conurbations forms the centrepiece of a transport strategy proposed by the city... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
St Helens Council on Merseyside has scrapped on- and off-street parking charges in the town centre on Saturdays for a year-long trial that aims to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is forming a working group, which will include DfT representation, to explore reforms to the conurbation’s bus... continue
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