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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the West Midlands are preparing their submission to ministers for the partial devolution of local rail services.  The... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cornwall Council is to explore with the DfT and bus operators new ways of delivering bus services in the area, with London-style franchising being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities should identify a ‘resilient network’ of roads that will be prioritised for keeping open in the event of extreme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
According to Shashi Verma, director of customer experience at TfL, in a few weeks the biggest change to public transport ticketing in London will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Maidstone, Kent ME15
In Paul Withrington’s latest contribution (ibid) he makes an unsubstantiated suggestion that I and others compose our letters, which are... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Alsager ST7
When the Settle-Carlisle line was being considered for closure in 1984, Mr Withrington and the Railway Conversion League were conspicuous by their... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Claims that local rail services pay a disproportionate share of rail industry costs will be considered in the Office of Rail Regulation’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Deputy director – policy, Railfuture, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
With regard to issues related to the Settle-Carlisle rail route (Letters LTT 25 Jul), I will not take the bait and explain all over again why Paul... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I refer to your article in which TRL suggests that compulsory wearing of helmets would not discourage cycling (‘Mandatory helmet law... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Paul Salveson’s advocacy of community bus partnerships in surely the way forward for creating seamless journeys to or from places not on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury SY3
I support HS2 trains serving city centre stations in order to give better connectivity with existing services and to avoid adding another stage into... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Yippee, I agree with Chris Oldham! Well, a bit (Letters LTT 25 Jul). I know there are some folk who buy a number of tickets for one journey, which... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The nation’s infatuation with big infrastructure projects has taken two more steps forward in the last ten days with publication of hugely... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new transport plan developed by five cities in northern England and presented to the Chancellor today calls for £15bn of investment to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The London Mayor has set out the investment he thinks is needed in transport infrastructure up to 2050, including a tolled new inner ring road and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
Further to my letter about the anomaly of passenger numbers declining on long-distance trains (Letters LTT 27 Jun), there is another reason for this... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
Lewis Carroll is still writing the scripts about high-speed rail! Is the curious announcement about HS3 to bring about faster and closer connections... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nicholas B Taylor, Little Sandhurst, GU47
The Chancellor’s HS3 proposal is not the answer to regeneration of the North, and whether high-speed rail in the usual sense can promote... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
Your article on the vision for the North’s railways (‘Same but different? Councils and DfT set visions for North’s railways’... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Jonathan Tyler, Passenger Transport Networks
Proponents of open access for passenger services on Britain’s railway are on a roll: existing operations continue to score well for passenger... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
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