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Local Transport Today
Detail
Prospective open access rail operator Great North Eastern Railway has applied to the Office of Rail Regulation to run London to West Yorkshire and... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Rising passenger demand on the railways will push up the total national passenger rolling stock fleet, with a huge shift from diesel to electric... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
  National Express Group results for the year ended 30 December 2013 show steady revenue growth but a fall in profitability. Group revenue of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
RAIL
The DfT is to pay higher salaries to staff with rail commercial skills in an effort to strengthen the Department’s new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
The authorities in Stoke-on-Trent are right to be concerned about HS2 (‘Scrap Manchester HS2 route, says Stoke’ and ‘Northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Ray Bentley
I define the Far South West (FSW) as the two Local Enterprise Partnership areas of Cornwall and Heart of the South West – basically Somerset... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A new railcard goes on sale today offering couples and other pairs of adults a third off fares, in a move welcomed by ministers as tackling the cost... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government says in its draft child poverty strategy that high transport costs "can make it harder to get to work and to stay in work," as it vows... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro and Birmingham City Council are to consult on two options for extending Midland Metro to the city’s proposed new high-speed rail station... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in the West Midlands have approved £9.7m of cuts to the levy paid by the seven districts to Centro. The levy will reduce to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the West Midlands plan to establish a new company, West Midlands Rail Ltd, to manage devolved  local rail services.  A... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
The Prime Minister has ordered a review into the resilience of the country’s transport networks to extreme weather following the disruption... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Commuting long distances and commuting by bus or coach appears to have a negative impact on people’s well-being according to a report by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail lobby group Greengauge 21 is urging ministers to accelerate the delivery of three sections of the second phase of HS2. HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of HS2 are to take their legal fight to international bodies. The Supreme Court last month rejected appeals brought by opponents who argued... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Conservative Transport Group (CTG) is calling on the Government to appoint rail managers to rethink the HS2 project.  The party’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Carlisle, Lancaster, Stoke, Wilmslow, Stockport are among the cities and towns that will suffer worse connections to London if the Government goes... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given a strong endorsement to the hotly-contested analysis by consultant KPMG   into the productivity effects of HS2. Responding to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Train operator Abellio has launched bike hire facilities at more than 40 stations across its three franchises – Northern Rail, Greater Anglia... continue
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