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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Blackpool and ?Surrey councils revealed the outcome of strategic peer reviews to encourage transformational change of highways services at the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roland Graham, Convenor, North West Active Travel Network, West Kirby, Wirral CH48
Boris Johnson’s vision for cycling in London is very encouraging (‘Mayor embraces Dutch thinking in plan for a cycling revolution’... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Bus operator RATP Dev UK has announced the acquisition of North West England coach operator Selwyns Travel. RATP Dev said the acquisition... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Extending the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail line on to Manchester and Leeds will drive regeneration and transform travel patterns,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel has appointed David Brown (pictured) as its new chief executive/director general. Brown, 47, is currently director general of South... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in Greater Manchester are to retain the DfT’s £5m minimum cost threshold for major transport schemes when the major... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network reached Rochdale last week. The 4.6-mile extension of the Oldham line to Rochdale’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liverpool City Region is bidding to the Trans European Transport Network executive agency for a contribution to a £1.3m study of road &... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council has agreed an additional capital investment of £5m over two years for preventative maintenance to about... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach is to fund a £3m park-and-ride site in Stockport in what the operator believes to be the first such initiative in the country. ... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new road connecting the M6 north of Carlisle with the A595 Wigton Road to the west of the city has significantly cut vehicle trips through Carlisle... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd has awarded contracts to take the project north of Birmingham forward. AECOM will provide engineering services for the Birmingham-Manchester... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Manchester Piccadilly The high-speed station would be built alongside the existing Manchester Piccadilly station. A mixed use development could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
In all, the northern extensions require the demolition of 227 residential properties, 179 commercial properties, 42 industrial properties and five... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The possible devolution of local rail services to the North of England is likely to be delayed by at least a year and possibly two years because of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Peter Cushing has been appointed Manchester Metrolink’s new director, succeeding Philip Purdy who is returning to his native Australia for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Some DfT civil servants lied to their superiors and ministers about the way the West Coast Main Line rail franchise competition was run, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Norman Bradbury recites my finding that freight moved per track-km by rail is one-third of that moved per lane-km on the motorway and trunk road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local planning authorities in London and the South East are thwarting efforts to grow rail freight by taking a much more hostile view of new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Lee Baker
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has agreed to buy Stansted Airport from Heathrow Airport Holdings for £1.5bn. The sale, ordered by the... continue
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