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Local Transport Today
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A major upgrade to the A5036 Princess Way, the dual carriageway connecting the port of Liverpool with the  M57/M58, is promised in the first... continue
Local Transport Today
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Highways England is to invest in two local authority road schemes that will deliver benefits for local roads and the strategic road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The Government has identified £3.5bn of schemes from the six road feasibility studies that were set up to examine long-standing problems on the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lancashire County Council is to review its subsidised bus network on an area-by-area basis over the next 18 months. The council spends about... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Trafford Council in Greater Manchester has shortlisted bidders for its highways, streetlighting and technical services partnership contracts. Details... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Government company HS2 Ltd has spent more than £440m since it was incorporated in January 2009, according to its latest annual report. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
FirstGroup has installed warning bells on buses on route 83 between Oldham and Manchester in an effort to cut the chances of collisions with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A Private?Bill could be used to give Greater Manchester powers to introduce bus franchising. The Government said last month that it was “ready... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The government is working with local authorities in the North of England on a transport strategy, including options, costs and a delivery timetable... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Delivery of Transpennine rail electrification between Manchester, Leeds and York may have slipped by almost two years, Network Rail documents... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has authorised electrification of the ten-mile branch line between Oxenholme and Windermere in the Lake District. The £16m... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Rafael Cuesta has been appointed head of development by Transport for Greater Manchester, joining from Centro, the West Midlands Passenger Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Bridget Rosewell is right to point out that an incremental appraisal is unsuitable to assess developments such as Canary Wharf and Docklands, but HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail is to conduct a new study into the North of England’s rail needs to inform NR’s next five-year regulatory control period... continue
Local Transport Today
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Confusion surrounds the future of plans to upgrade the Transpennine railway between Manchester and Leeds, the House of Lords economic affairs... continue
Local Transport Today
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Investing in Greater Manchester’s urban transport networks would be a much better way of delivering an economic powerhouse in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Philip Bisatt suggests that Stoke is a better location for an HS2 station than Crewe (Letters LTT 31 Oct). He points out that the highly constrained... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A survey of medium-sized business leaders has found that local transport is their top priority for devolution. The survey by Grant Thornton UK LLP... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has called for road improvements on the A628/A616 corridor across the Peak District between Manchester and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is scrapping the complex formula that was to determine the level of ‘earn back’ payments Greater Manchester receives for... continue
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