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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport Minister Norman Baker this week put pressure on Liverpool’s directly elected mayor, Joe Anderson, to drop a trial suspension of every... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail journey times between Wrexham and Chester should be cut by 16 minutes as a result of a £44m scheme authorised this week by Welsh transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has granted final approval to a £40m programme to improve bus links in East Lancashire. The Pennine Reach package is being promoted by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Threlfall, Partner, UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG LLP, Leeds LS1
We are aware of the statistical issues raised by Professor Henry Overman about our report on the regional economic impacts of high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Your editorial (‘Objectivity or advocacy?’ LTT 20 Sep) raises the question of the reliability of the claim that HS2 will enable the UK... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The coverage of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network will expand further next week with the opening of the 2.1-mile extension to... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The politics of transport on Merseyside would make a fascinating topic for a doctoral thesis. Tensions between Liverpool City Council and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Taxpayers’ Alliance has challenged the Government’s claims that HS2 is essential to solve a capacity crunch on the West Coast Main... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The incoming chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd has urged Britain’s political parties to form a consensus behind plans for a high-speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A MAJOR upgrade to road connections in and around Preston has been given the green light by the Government in a ten-year city deal for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has had a crop of irate readers’ letters about Kirklees Council’s apparent plans to take over the rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Jane Hunter (pictured) has joined consultant Waterman Transport & Development as an associate director in its Manchester office. She was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Metrolink trams start running today on a new line to Ashton-under-Lyne as the final testing phase ahead of passenger services launching in just over... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to transform Manchester Piccadilly station and its environs have been unveiled by  Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Council leaders in the Liverpool City Region want to take over the management of some Highways Agency roads as part of plans to create a Liverpool... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is considering whether to purchase two Victoria-era rail tunnels through the Pennines for possible future transport use.  Minister of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Andrew Forster
Campaigners opposed to high-speed rail may consider forming a political party if the Government presses ahead with legislation to cap expenditure by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leeds City Council and Metro, this week applied to the DfT for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to build the nine-mile trolleybus line. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
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