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Great North Eastern Railway has submitted plans to the Office of Rail Regulation for an hourly open access high-speed service on the East Coast Main... continue
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Train operator Heathrow Express has announced ambitions to run a rail service between the airport, Slough and Reading, when the new western rail link... continue
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John W E Helm
Go-Ahead Group results for the last six months to 28 December 2013 record strong growth in both bus and rail sectors. The group showed a 21.4%... continue
Local Transport Today
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the scottish Government has explained the proposed arrangements for transport regulation in the event of a Yes vote in the independence referendum on... continue
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John W E Helm
  A new business rate levy, fare rises, and devolved property taxes could help fund Crossrail 2, the project to link south-west and north-east... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The Government has agreed a deal with First Capital Connect to continue running commuter services for the next six monhs to bridge the gap with the... continue
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Lee Baker
The Prime Minister has given the go-ahead to £31m of rail resilence projects and £30m for local highways damaged by severe weather. The... continue
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Lee Baker
The DfT will from today fund a £5 reduction on all domestic flights from Newquay as part of its plan to support Cornish travellers after the... continue
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Lee Baker
A taskforce set up by London business leaders to examine the case for a new rail line through London has concluded that there is a need for greater... continue
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Lee Baker
Travellers in south west England will get more flights and discounted train fares to help them... continue
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More detail has emerged of how the new Northern and TransPennine rail franchises will be managed by a partnership of the DfT and the 33 local... continue
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Transport Scotland’s £741.5m programme to improve rail links between Edinburgh and Glasgow has a benefit:cost ratio of just 0.7,... continue
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Tim Jackson has been appointed head of the British Isles business unit created by French public transport operator RATP Dev. Jackson has led his own... continue
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People/people
John Henkel has been appointed interim director general of Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, following the retirement of Kieran Preston (LTT 19 Dec 13).... continue
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Network Rail has selected four suppliers to carry out its £2bn electrification programme. The successful bidders are: Balfour Beatty;... continue
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Local Transport Today
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Transport for London and the DfT have selected Derby-based train manufacturer Bombardier as preferred bidder for the £1bn contract to build 65... continue
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week pledged to develop a “long-term solution” to the resilience of the rail network in South... continue
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Transport Scotland is pressing ahead with plans to install average speed cameras on  136 miles of the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness, despite... continue
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Network Rail has briefed MPs and other stakeholders on plans for a new western rail access to Heathrow Airport for services from places such as... continue
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Bus service withdrawals, higher fares and staff cuts are among the ways South Yorkshire PTE plans to cope with a 9.7% cut to its budget from... continue
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