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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has promised to legislate in the next Parliament to bring HS2 to Crewe. McLoughlin said he was satisfied with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government wants ambitious rail upgrades for across northern England - so-called 'TransNorth' links - to be delivered from 2019 including from... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Electric trains have begun operating between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport following Network Rail’s completion of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A design competition is underway for the refurbishment and regeneration of Preston’s iconic bus station. Lancashire County Council has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has retracted claims that two transport investment programmes funded by the Local Growth Fund will... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is to designate 375 miles of the conurbation’s most important local authority roads as a key route... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has left the door ajar for Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s proposal to take over the management of all rail stations in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has scrapped its timetable for electrifying the main Transpennine railway between Manchester, Leeds and York, pending clarification of... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has dropped plans to reduce rail service frequencies where demand is low in the north of England but is to press ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authority leaders in Lancashire have agreed in principle to establish a combined authority (CA) overseeing transport and economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Salford City Council has awarded car club operator Co-Wheels, a community interest company, the contract to provide a pool car scheme for council... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for Greater Manchester has set the ball rolling on the next contract for operating and maintaining the Metrolink network. RATP Dev holds... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Highways Agency has discontinued the tender process for three more asset support contracts (ASCs) after existing bids were deemed... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The question of how we make more use of small and medium-sized stations has been addressed in these columns on several occasions in the past. As we... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Lib Dem transport minister has hailed Greater Manchester's proposals to contract bus services whilst the Conserva... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Five National Parks are to share £2.7m of DfT grant to develop cycling facilities. Norfolk and Suffolk Broads will receive £715,000;... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The possible shape of a Metrolink light rail network for the south of Greater Manchester has been outlined in a report commissioned by Stockport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has approved a 1.5% (£3m) reduction in the transport levy paid by district councils in 2015/16, to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on an Order allowing the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to appoint an... continue
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