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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The possible shape of a Metrolink light rail network for the south of Greater Manchester has been outlined in a report commissioned by Stockport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has approved a 1.5% (£3m) reduction in the transport levy paid by district councils in 2015/16, to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on an Order allowing the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to appoint an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A 1,000-mile network of cycleways could be created in the corridor of HS2 under plans being explored by the DfT. Consultant Royal HaskoningDHV was... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has selected FirstGroup to operate bus services on the £68m Leigh- Salford-Manchester busway. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pacer trains could have a long-term role to play in the north of England despite their unpopularity, according to Lancashire County Council’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities are unlikely to bear any of the financial risk associated with the new Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises, which are... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A high-speed rail station in Stoke-on-Trent would deliver far greater economic benefits than a parkway station at Crewe, according to a study by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester wants to take over the management of all the conurbation’s rail stations – including the ‘crown... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Government company HS2 Ltd has appointed Jonathan Crone as director of the programme management office and Colin Morris as programme delivery... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Graham Howard has joined Intelligent Data as regional director for the Midlands/North and Wales, working from the firm’s new offices in... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The appearance before the select committee hearing evidence on the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network of a nine-year old boy prodded some... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The reverberations of last September’s Scottish independence referendum continue to be felt across the UK but perhaps nowhere more so than in... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
The Office of Rail Regulation has rejected an application from open access operator GNWR to run services on the West Coast Main Line between London,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said on a visit to Yorkshire for Transport for the North's inaugural meeting that he wanted the North of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Stockport have voiced misgivings about the plans for an elected mayor for Greater Manchester.  An agreement struck between the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on Merseyside is to use blacktop rather than paving slabs in footway schemes as part of plans to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Stephen Plowden completely misses the point of Bridget Rosewell’s report, Investing in the city regions (Letters LTT 18 Dec 14).  What... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
£442.8m? You cannot be serious. That figure, the frankly appalling amount spent to date by this austerity Government on the completely... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
More details have emerged of the  transport strategy work being undertaken by new body Transport for the North (TfN). Eight workstreams are... continue
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