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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Analysis carried out by Dr Geoff Luxford shows that, during the 13 years prior to 1995, the time when the cameras really started to bite, deaths per... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The editorial and the Viewpoint article in LTT 656 raises the theme of local people having a greater input and choice into transport decisions in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils from across the West Midlands have approved a formal proposition to the Government to put more responsibility for the region’s rail... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Train Rolling stock company Porterbrook Leasing will be arranging capital funding for the new Class 387/1 ‘Electrostar’ units that were... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Southern Train passengers are now able to use their  ‘Key’ smartcards to buy tickets to London, including weekly, monthly and annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Network Rail has failed to meet the required 23.5% efficiency savings in Control Period 4 (April 2009 – March 2014), the Office of Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Rik Thomas
Improved passenger information facilities and better waiting facilities will form part of a £1.9m scheme to transform Cradley Heath bus and... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The RMT transport union has confirmed that Mick Cash has won the election for general secretary, taking over from Bob Crow, who died in March.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Chancellor George Osborne has implored Conservative members, and voters, to "choose the future," by backing transport infrastructure projects... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has attacked Labour for failing to invest when it was in power, and for threatening to derail private... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
UKIP used its conference to both set out how scrapping HS2 would allow it to prioritise "our woefully under-funded conventional railways," and to vow... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has said that rising rail fares will help it win seats, whilst promising the biggest reforms to the railways... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
It doesn’t seem that long ago that David Cameron launched his ‘Big Society’ initiative, which aimed to unleash the power of... continue
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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
A full study of all modes of transport on the Southern Trans-Pennine corridor (Greater Manchester to South Yorkshire) is urgently required and will... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 12 SEPTEMBER Labour MP Alan Whitehead used a column in The Guardian to suggest a somewhat innovative idea. “It may be too fanciful an idea,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach has reported good organic and revenue growth amongst its four main operating divisions for the year ending 30 April 2014. Group revenue... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government support for the rail industry increased £227m to £5.287bn in 2013-14, the highest level since 2007-08, according to the latest... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Transport has extended Govia’s Southeastern rail franchise by three years and nine months. The new deal, which runs from 12... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Profits, revenuees and passenger growth figures are all up for the Go-Ahead Group bus and rail sectors, according to the company’s latest... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE FULL benefits of the ongoing electrification in the north will not be realised unless provision for new electric trains is made in the new... continue
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