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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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington adds to the nonsense spoken about capacity by opponents of HS2 (Letter LTT 18 Apr). The figure of 170 passengers per Virgin train... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
David Metz
Mobility has always been central to human existence. Looking back, we can identify three past eras of human mobility. Man as hunter-gatherer emerged... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
Paul Salveson
It has to be admitted that there is a certain category of transport person who gets a bit obsessive about railway re-openings. The ultimate aim is to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Malcolm Bulpitt
Thanks to our Government’s desire for a major vanity project this country appears to be heading towards the expenditure of a huge sum of money... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
As Parliament prepared to vote this week on the latest stage of the Bill that will, if passed into law, see the HS2 high-speed rail line built,... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
John W E Helm
Passenger journeys in Great Britain have more than doubled since 1995/96 and they reached a record 1.27 billion high in 2012/13. Last year’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans to build a tunnel for HS2 all the way across the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have been unveiled by Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has thrown high-speed rail into the debate about Scottish independence by announcing a study into... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
Forty-two railway stations across Britain are to share £100m to improve accessibility for disabled passengers, rail minister Baroness Kramer... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A 20mph speed limit on the Euston Road and an Ultra Low Emission Zone covering Euston station are among the ideas being studied by Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A huge shake-up to how England’s strategic road network is managed has been announced by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin. It will see... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A leading campaigner for the Borders railway re-opening has criticised Transport Scotland for failing to build-in possible future capacity expansion... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Heathrow Airport’s owners are drawing up plans to dramatically cut car trips to the airport as part of efforts to win Government approval for a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Desmond Fletcher, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive’s director general between 1976 and 1983 has died, aged 88. During his time... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Dave Whyte and Adrian Webb have joined the DfT as portfolio managers in the rail executive. Whyte was principal policy officer (transport) at... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The minister for HS2, Lord Deighton, has said he agrees with the central thesis of a new report which claims that there is a weak link between... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
An independent Scotland will not need to wait 30 years for high speed rail to be built by a Government in Westminster but will start work on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor highlighted today that 200 road, rail, local transport and other infrastructure projects will start in 2014/15... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT is facing High Court legal challenges from the Information Commissioner and campaigners after ministers used a wartime veto to withhold a... continue
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