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Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given final approval to a £17m new southern entrance to Leeds station. The DfT will contribute £12.4m. Works should be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week explained why the monetary benefits to business travellers of high-speed rail have shot up even though the value of time saved by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseyrail passengers can now use contactless payment cards for travel. The system currently accepts MasterCard and VISA, with American Express... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has set up ‘Norwich in 90’, a taskforce to explore ways of cutting the rail journey time between London and Norwich from two... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Government has set up a working group to study ways of improving North Wales rail services. An initial report will be prepared by the end... continue
Categories: Railways, Wales
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has granted development consent for Network Rail’s planned capacity improvements on the Redditch railway branch in Worcestershire. The... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
It’s not every day that a committee of MPs pores over the detail of a transport consultant’s report. But that’s what happened last... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail is consulting on plans to increase rail capacity on the Hope Valley line between Sheffield and Manchester. The new loops and other... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Five companies – Abellio, Arriva, FirstGroup, MTR and National Express – have pre-qualified to bid for the new ten-year ScotRail... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two disused Victorian rail tunnels under the Pennines on the former ‘Woodhead route’ between Manchester and Sheffield will be sealed up... continue
Local Transport Today
News
John W E Helm
FirstGroup has reported mixed results for the half-year results to end of September with a deterioration of results in its UK Bus division but... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
National Express Group has reported revenue growth of 5% in the third quarter, and 3% for the year to date. The group has five main business areas:... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly has urged ministers to introduce competitive tendering for some public transport and to shift some of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
I was interested by the article on a proposed cycleway parallel to HS2 (‘Consultants invited to design a cycleway to parallel HS2 route’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority has endorsed the idea of banning bicycles from the new tram-train vehicles that will operate between... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
A high spot on TV in my youth was the Whitehall Farce series starring Brian Rix and Elspeth Grey. Events gradually descended into farcical chaos,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester has identified the heavy rail and Metrolink routes that offer the best potential for tram-train vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Over the last few weeks HS2 has been taking heavy fire, and not just from NIMBYs. Reports suggest that Labour will want to look critically at... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 At LTT’s conference last week on Local Enterprise Partnerships, Buckinghamshire LEP chair Alex Pratt ably demonstrated that some in the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jamie Burles has been appointed managing director of Abellio’s Greater Anglia franchise, succeeding Ruud Haket who has joined Keolis as chief... continue
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