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Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking a consultant to advise on how to commercialise assets through activities such as sponsorship, advertising... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Thirty prospective Labour parliamentary candidates have called for the railways to be taken back into public ownership in an open letter to The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The House of Commons transport committee has announced a new inquiry into rail investment. The committee wants to explore the impact and... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Network Rail has ruled out investing in a new rail route between London and Brighton in the short to medium term, saying capacity can instead be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland is seeking a new funding model to deliver enhancements to rail lines in Scotland that primarily benefit cross-border... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
William Barter calls the average 170 passengers on a Virgin train “an abstraction” (Letters LTT 2 May). It is not my fault the number... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Rail renationalisation is back on the cards again, with the Labour party contemplating whether to include a pledge to renationalise the railways in... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Steven Longman has joined consultant Mott MacDonald as a transport planner from SYSTRA Ltd where he was a consultant. Former CTC chief executive... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Heathrow Airport’s owners this week pledged a six-fold increase in passengers accessing the airport by rail, and a huge cut to car commuting by... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Office of Rail Regulation has set reduced charges for passenger and freight operators on HS1, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, in Control Period 2... continue
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News
The rail industry has launched a review of track access charges paid by train operators to Network Rail. The review, announced by the Rail Delivery... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup could be granted a  further five-year direct award to run the Great Western franchise until 2020.  First was awarded a two-year... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Deniz Huseyin
More than 500 delegates attended Cycle City expo in Leeds on 1-2 May, confirming its position as the UK’s largest cycling planning and policy... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 11 May, Daily Mail columnist Peter Hitchens, a man widely known to have generally right-of-centre political views, allied himself with a cause... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
For a while there was a transport modelling tradition using continuous mathematical functions relating the volume of travel to factors such as... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has met Stoke-on-City leaders to hear their plans for an alternative new northern hub for HS2 which they say... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Leicestershire County Council is expected to approve plans next week for four ‘community bus partnerships’ (CBPs) that will see local... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington (Letters LTT 21 Mar & 18 Apr) of Transport Watch perpetuates the myths regarding converting railway tracks to coach lanes.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
If Robert Davis “was brought up to be courteous” why does he characterise his opponents as “extreme car fanatics” (Letters... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
I am delighted to see that my Viewpoint article in LTT  04 Apr (‘High-speed rail is a great idea but HS2 is being led by the wrong kind of... continue
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