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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
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Two rail re-openings and three bus rapid transit schemes form the central plank of an ambitious plan to transform public transport in Bristol and... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Commuter trains from Milton Keynes and Northampton could be rerouted onto London’s west-east Crossrail line to help facilitate the... 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
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
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
Network Rail results for the year ended 31 March 2014 show that revenue increased 2.2% to £6.333bn (2013: £6.197bn) but operating profit... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach has reported increased profits in 2013/14, with strong performances in its two UK bus business units but a slump in rail... 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
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
In the last issue there is a short piece about HS2 critics seizing on the decline in long distance passenger kilometres (‘HS2 critics seize on... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new high-speed rail station in central Scotland, located somewhere between Edinburgh and Glasgow, is likely to feature in the recommendation of the... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Writing as a cyclist of nearly 75 years standing (70 pedaling), and the proud owner of an eight-speed Sturmy Archer hub gear, I find it extraordinary... 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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
This week’s announcement by George Osborne of plans for a high-speed railway line between Manchester and Leeds, as part of a vision to turn the... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Global infrastructure spending is expected to more than double by 2025, with $1.5 trillion to be spent up until then in the U.K alone, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary has blasted Labour for underinvesting in infrastructure and said that HS2 is vital to avoid "steady decline" as a nation... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of HS2 have seized on figures showing that long distance passenger kilometres have declined over the last two successive... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
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