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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is seeking expressions of interest from bus operators interested in operating on the... continue
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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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Liverpool City Council has decided to let a new ten-year contract for a strategic partner to provide highways and street lighting services. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT this week awarded FirstGroup the West Coast Main Line franchise in a deal that will see the rail operator pay the DfT £5.5bn (net... continue
Local Transport Today
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The five judicial review hearings into the Government’s decision to go ahead with the London-West Midlands high-speed line will begin on 3... continue
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The DfT has approved a permit scheme to manage roadworks across the ten metropolitan districts of Greater Manchester. The scheme will be administered... continue
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Greater Manchester’s original fleet of 32 Metrolink vehicles is to be replaced by new vehicles by 2014. Having approved the replacement of 12... continue
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Local stopping trains between Huddersfield and Manchester could be reduced under plans to boost the frequency of fast trains on the... continue
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Balfour Beatty has been awarded the Highways Agency’s second Regional Technology Maintenance Contract (RTMC), covering the North West of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ministers have approved a joint permit scheme for Greater Manchester which will be the first to be run by a central body rather than individual... continue
Local Transport Today
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  Liverpool city councillor Malcolm Kennedy has been appointed chair of the Merseyside strategic transportation committee.... continue
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MOTT?MACDONALD has been appointed on a £1m three-year transport framework in Merseyside, where it will monitor Merseyside’s Local... continue
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