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FirstGroup is considering legal action over the DfT’s abortive award of the West Coast Main Line (WCML) franchise. FirstGroup’s share... continue
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Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week spelt out the Government’s determination to press ahead with a high-speed rail... continue
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People/people
Grant Butterworth has joined Liverpool City Council as divisional planning manager. He left his post as head of planning and transport at Nottingham... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Jon Lamonte as its new chief executive. Lamonte is currently chief executive of Tube Lines, and has... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Wirral Council is considering bringing highways services back in-house following a damning Audit Commission report into the procurement of its... continue
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Regular news
Tube Lines chief executive Dr Jon Lamonte is to be the next chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester. Dr Lamonte will take up the... continue
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In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has told a high-speed rail opposition group, the HS2 Action Alliance, not to repeat adverts criticising the... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
STEER DAVIS GLEAVE has been appointed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the integrated authorities for South and West Yorkshire to... continue
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Interview
by Rik Thomas
Transport for Greater Manchester’s plan to introduce smartcard ticketing on its public transport network is by no means the only... continue
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Regular news
Councillors on Merseytravel will receive the results on an independent audit into the way the organisation has been managed in the next few weeks.... continue
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Regular news
Councillors on Merseyside are stepping up their campaign for better road and rail links to the Port of Liverpool, in an effort to cut lorry movements... continue
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Regular news
Cheshire East Council is drawing up plans for two new town bypasses. A protected route for the Poynton relief road already exists but the council... continue
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Regular news
Plans have been unveiled to improve the pedestrian environment in one of Manchester’s best-known public spaces. The framework has been drawn... continue
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Regular news
The Local Government Association is calling on the DfT to establish an emergency capital highways maintenance fund in response to this week’s... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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