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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
The DfT has called for evidence on extreme weather-related impacts on the transport system, asking the industry for their experience of the last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More details have emerged of the taskforce to be set up to improve rail links to Devon and Cornwall following the destruction of the sea wall on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rail campaigners in Sussex are calling for a new ‘Thameslink 2’ railway to connect the South Coast and Gatwick Airport with Canary Wharf... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A proposal to run peak hour commuter trains on the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage railway in West Yorkshire has been dropped on cost grounds. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Construction of the London-West Midlands high-speed rail line could prompt a decade of disruption to trains in and out of Euston with reduced... 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
The HS2 station serving South Yorkshire should be located in Sheffield city centre – on the site of the disused Victoria station – and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New WAYS of connecting HS2 with HS1 will be explored following the Government’s decision this week to axe the original HS2-HS1 link... 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
Paul Withrington, Transport-Watch, Northampton NN2
David Metz canvasses for changes in land values to be the measure of benefits rather than the traditional time savings (ibid). I canvassed for the... 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/consultants
James Loader has joined consultant WSP as a bus and rail development officer from Transport for Buckinghamshire where he was a passenger transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Keith Mitchell, Peter Brett Associates
The draft National Policy Statement for national networks sets out its stall as follows: “The NPS sets out the Government’s vision and... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has appointed SYSTRA to evaluate the impact of the Larkhall to Milngavie railway project, which included the re-construction of a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tom Kelly is taking up the post of HS2 Ltd’s strategic communications director on 1 April. Kelly is currently Network Rail’s director of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty results for the year ended 31 December 2013 present a mixed picture with gains in infrastructure investment and support services being... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Network Rail has awarded an £87m contract to a joint venture of Carillion and Buckingham Group Contracting to design and build the works... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Crewe’s railway station could be relocated to an out-of-town location south of the town under plans endorsed this week by HS2 Ltd’s... continue
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