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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT today faces calls for increased spend on transport networks in South-West England and northern England in order to support the economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has asked High Speed 2 chairman Sir David Higgins to study ways to improve connectivity between cities in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 30 JUNE, former Independent editor Chris Blackhurst, despite being a longstanding opponent of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network, appeared... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the north of England’s railways. The Chancellor last month called for a high-speed railway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has secured £10.8m from the European Regional Development Fund, which will allow the first stage of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has asked HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins to draw up proposals both to bring high speed rail faster to northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne of tentative plans for a high-speed rail link between several cities in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Department for Transport’s recently-published consultation document for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises has been met with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester has launched a public consultation on extending the Metrolink light rail network to the huge Trafford Centre... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A campaign will be launched in the next few weeks to try and persuade the Government to support a more ambitious plan for the next Northern rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Chancellor George Osborne this week announced plans for a high-speed rail connection between Manchester and Leeds as part of a drive to create a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has ruled out dedicated bus-based park-and-ride facilities in the conurbation, saying they are unlikely to be... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Prospective open access train operator Great North Western Railway Company, part of Arriva Trains UK, has reached agreement with Network Rail on... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has awarded Virgin a two-year-and-nine-months contract to continue running the West Coast Main Line franchise. The operator will convert 21... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cheshire East Council has selected a preferred route for a £77m Congleton Link Road, which would connect the A534 (Sandbach Road) and the A536... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Highways Agency has awarded a £184.4m contract to a team led by Balfour Beatty for the installation of a 17-mile smart motorway scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
I feel I must write in support of the letter from Graham Nalty concerning high-speed rail (Letters LTT 13 Jun). Graham is right that the decision to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
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