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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Reducing travel times, creating more on-line capacity and rejuvenating upper-England’s flagging economy have all been deployed in defence of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Graham Nalty is right to criticise the notion of parkway stations for HS2 (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). The time and effort needed to get from station to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
The HS2 saga moves on. Now that the suggested link to HS1 and the rest of Europe is being abandoned this highlights the fact that HS2 is in reality... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Let us hear no more whinging about the state of the transport planning profession because, according to a survey by freelance recruitment website... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Two hundred years ago it was hard to move much faster than walking speed. Horse-drawn carriages made slow progress on poor roads. With the coming of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has hailed the sealing of the £2.7bn funding deal to build a new fleet of nearly 500 train carriages... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has announced the extension of the Abellio Greater Anglia franchise to October 2016 after agreeing a £20m programme aimed at improving... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Network Rail has warned the regulator against MPs' recommendation for a target to eliminate level crossing fatalities by 2020. Network Rail has told... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is arguing for a new cabinet post in the next Government to deliver infrastructure, according to the London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Rail unions today take legal action to challenge Government plans to re-privatise th... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The destroyed train line at Dawlish in South West England has reopened after eight weeks of repairs by Network Rail. The line is reopen to services... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sue Miles, former co-ordinator of the South West Wales regional transport consortia SWWITCH, has been appointed city region transport advisor to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The minister for cities, Greg Clark, has thrown his weight behind the Brighton Main Line 2 (BML2) project being championed by the BML2 Project Group.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London’s east-west Crossrail will be extended from Maidenhead to Reading, the project’s joint sponsors, the DfT and Transport for London... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Big variations in job creation statistics resulting from some HS2 stations are revealed in consultant Atkins’ study for the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
HS2 Ltd has responded to a report that the high-speed rail station at Birmingham Curzon Street could be scrapped.  New Civil Engineer said last... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Five rail stations in Wales are to benefit from £12m of access improvements for the mobility impaired through the installation of facilities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
  A double track rail connection between HS2 and HS1 could deliver cross-London rail services between Kent and the Midlands as well as... continue
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