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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Staffing cuts left the DfT without the expertise to properly manage the bidding competition for the West Coast Main Line franchise, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
Getting back into the routine of council work after a two-week holiday is a bit of a shock to the system but you can never completely switch off.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
BAM Nuttall has replaced Galliford Try Investments on one of the three consortia bidding for the Mersey Gateway project. Halton Council has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has sold its Wigan bus business to Stagecoach as part of its drive to raise £100m from sales in its bus operations. The sale... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Manchester is witnessing increased competition in the local bus market with FirstGroup launching its first cross-city bus service into South... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Dave Newton
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the area’s 10 local authorities received £32.46m through the LSTF process, and has locally... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Richard Jones as a technical director within its North of England transport planning and traffic engineering team.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Alstom has delivered the last of the Pendolino coaches for the West Coast Main Line. The DfT’s 2008 order included the supply of four Pendolino... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Virgin Rail Group founder Richard Branson has welcomed ministers’ decision to let it continue providing West Coast Main Line services for up to... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 15 October The Independent editorialised on the possible cause of what it termed “the undoubted mess over the West Coast Main Line... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The rebuilding of three bridges in Workington, Cumbria, which were damaged or destroyed in the floods of 2009, has been completed. The £11.2m... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new code of conduct will see all buses in Manchester city centre within the inner ring road drive at a maximum speed of 20mph. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The timetable for the Liverpool City Region to have new transport governance arrangements in place has slipped. The city region authorities (the five... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus passengers on Merseyside should be able to receive real-time information about their bus services via mobile devices or the web from next spring.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liverpool City Region’s desire for the DfT to pay a proportion of the local transport plan integrated transport block allocation as revenue... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cumbria County Council’s highways department has selected six young people for streetlighting apprenticeships from over 125 applicants, and... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Transport for Greater Manchester has set out its plans to implement smart ticketing across public transport in the conurbation. The plan will be... continue
Local Transport Today
News
BALFOUR BEATTY has won the competition to deliver the second phase of Network Rail’s North West electrification project. The deal, worth... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The ten district councils in Greater Manchester will see their shareholding in the Manchester Airport Group fall from 100% to 64.5% if... continue
Local Transport Today
News
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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