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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester this week set out its plans to implement smart ticketing across public transport in the conurbation. The plan will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government company HS2 Ltd has revised the business case for the London-West Midlands high-speed route and the wider Y-network that will see trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New details emerged this week of the proposed governance model that could oversee devolved rail services in the North of England. The local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Mersey Gateway bridge being promoted by Halton Borough Council could be one of the projects to benefit from cheap financing via the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of people entering central Manchester by car on a morning weekday (07.30-12.00) fell 11,900 (22%) between 1997 and 2011 whereas the number... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cumbria County Council has closed a section of the B5292 after a badger sett was discovered underneath the road surface. A series of vehicles... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Department for Transport has confirmed that it is preparing to transfer passenger rail services on the West Coast Main Line to Directly Operated... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Government company HS2 Ltd, has announced the companies shortlisted to tender for two separate workstreams on the West Midlands- Leeds and Manchester... continue
New Transit
Cover Story Detail
David Crawford
Scotland is giving top-level status to the role of public authorities in promoting better passenger information. In a pioneering collaboration,... continue
New Transit
Business Lead Story
Daniel Wright
Legal action, petitions, pleas to the UK Parliament, and plans for competing flights by dissapointed rival Virgin have followed the naming of First... continue
New Transit
People
Richard Parry has been appointed to be managing director of the new Intercity West Coast franchise just awarded to First Group. He headed the bid... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Consultant WSP has secured a position on Transport for Greater Manchester’s consultancy framework. The company has been appointed to the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of heavy goods vehicles travelling through Carlisle’s city centre has reduced by a third since the Carlisle Northern Development... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Anne Robinson, Campaigner, Friends of the Peak District, Sheffield S10
In the latest edition of Local Transport Today (‘Peak District road “cannot be ruled out”’ LTT 17 Aug), Hyde MP Jonathan... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced plans to fly from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport from March 2013, barely a week after the Virgin... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has been forced to delay awarding the West Coast main line franchise to FirstGroup after Virgin Trains launched legal action over the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The possibility of a major road improvement across the Peak District between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire must not be ruled out at this... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors on Merseytravel will consider a report next week detailing how the Integrated Transport Authority ended up funding staff costs for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is seeking expressions of interest from bus operators interested in operating on the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An electric car hire scheme has been launched in the Lake District as part of the £6.9m GoLakes Travel sustainable visitor transport programme.... continue
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