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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched the Government’s fightback against critics of its high-speed rail plans.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Conservative transport minister Steven Norris and construction magnate Ray O’Rourke have joined the Government’s HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Who should we believe in the debate about the wider economic benefits of HS2? According to HS2 Ltd’s consultants, the construction of a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Warrington Borough Council is to invite tenders for a seven-year parking services contract, which will begin “as soon as possible after 31... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Campaign to Protect Rural England has published detailed maps of the Government’s high-speed rail alignment between London, Birmingham,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Brompton folding bikes are now available for hire at three stations in Warrington – Warrington Central, Warrington Bank Quay and Birchwood. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to study the feasibility of building a new cycleway that would “broadly follow” the proposed high-speed rail line... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Electric trains could be running to Windermere in the Lake District by 2016, if a favourable business case can be made, transport secretary Patrick... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The scope of two major rail enhancements is in doubt because of cuts to their budget made by the Office of Rail Regulation. Network Rail this week... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed 2 provides a perfect illustration of why decisions about new transport infrastructure should be taken by the market rather than... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm & Andrew Forster
The Chancellor of the Exchequer this week insisted the Government would press ahead with its high-speed rail project, despite growing criticism of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
In 2009 Reg Harman and I had an article published in Public money & management, in which we set out a case for a high-speed rail route from... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Liverpool City Council has awarded City Car Club a three-year contract to run a car hire scheme in the city centre. The scheme, to be launched next... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Six AECOM staff have joined consultant Mott MacDonald’s north-west of England integrated transport team. Former regional directors Kevin Riley... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Bob Morris as its new chief operating officer. Morris has been interim chief operating officer for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority will be dissolved if the Government approves plans to set up a Combined Authority for the Liverpool City... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup’s Manchester subsidiary has bought the bus operations of Finglands Coachways Ltd for £50,000. Finglands, which is owned by... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Network Rail hopes to free up capacity on the West Coast Main Line to allow Virgin Trains to introduce new services between London and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackpool’s bike hire scheme is up and running again following the council’s award of a contract to Cycles Recycled. A council spokesman... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cumbria County Council is anticipating the announcement that it has won a big slice of the DfT’s £12m fund to promote cycling in National... continue
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