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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Big variations in job creation statistics resulting from some HS2 stations are revealed in consultant Atkins’ study for the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT’s appraisal methods fail to capture the full extent of benefits that HS2 will bring, according to the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is reviewing the locations for HS2 stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to see if the current proposals offer the best... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester has reported a shortfall in income from its new permitting scheme for managing works on the highway.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
BAM Nuttall this month took over Wirral Council’s highways contract, replacing Colas. The contract is for four years with a possible two-year... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Construction of a new road crossing over the Mersey will get underway this month after the parties reached financial close on the deal. Halton... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Graham Nalty
High-speed rail is a wonderful way to travel. You can relax, or eat, or do productive work on your computer whilst you travel and your journey is... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The voluntary and community sector is generally good at innovation, and ‘community rail’ is no exception. Combining their dynamism and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has negotiated a 22-month extension to the Northern rail franchise with Abellio and Serco, to February 2016, and announced the allocation of... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A local authority is to turn its integrated transport unit into a wholly-owned council company that could sell services to other councils and even... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT and Northern Rail have struck a deal to introduce electric trains on the network, with the electric trains to start running from Manchester... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liverpool City Council’s decision to suspend all the city’s bus lanes for a nine-month trial has been attacked by the Chartered Institute... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new consortium is to call for the London-West Midlands HS2 route to be re-planned to minimise its environmental impact and maximise the benefits of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
major changes to the Government’s high-speed rail project were signalled by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week as he responded to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Anne Robinson, Friends of the Peak District and Campaign to Protect Rural England South Yorkshire Sheffield S2
Sixty years of aspirations for an all-weather fast route across the Peak District linking the M1 and the M67 were whittled down from a motorway in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Critics of the Government’s high-speed rail plans were keen to describe this week’s  review of the project by Sir David Higgins, the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Trevor Roberts has left his position as managing director of municipally-owned public transport operator Blackpool Transport Services.... continue
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