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Local Transport Today
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Transport for Greater Manchester has launched a public consultation on extending the Metrolink light rail network to the huge Trafford Centre... continue
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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
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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
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Transport for Greater Manchester has ruled out dedicated bus-based park-and-ride facilities in the conurbation, saying they are unlikely to be... continue
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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
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Prospective open access train operator Great North Western Railway Company, part of Arriva Trains UK, has reached agreement with Network Rail on... continue
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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
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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
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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
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High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
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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
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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
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The Chancellor George Osborne has slammed the transport network for northern England as "not fit for purpose" and called for a "third high-speed rail... continue
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Warrington Borough Council is to apply to the DfT?for authorisation to implement a permit scheme to manage road works. Warrington says permit schemes... continue
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The DfT has given final approval to Cheshire East Council’s £26.4m Crewe Green link road, a 1.1km dual carriageway providing a bypass for... continue
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Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
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Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
May I thank William Barter for his further comments on 30 May regarding my letter about HS2 of 16 May. If the plans for 400-metre trains on HS2 were... continue
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The Department for Transport and partners Rail North have just launched their vision for rail services in the North of England. Consultation has... continue
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The dynamics of the competition between bus operator Arriva and a taxibus operator on the route between Liverpool city centre and the city’s... continue
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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
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