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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor highlighted today that 200 road, rail, local transport and other infrastructure projects will start in 2014/15... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT is facing High Court legal challenges from the Information Commissioner and campaigners after ministers used a wartime veto to withhold a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Passenger services could be reinstated on an Oxfordshire freight-only railway under proposals floated by the county council. Oxfordshire is keen to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Train services between Blackburn and Manchester via Bolton are to be enhanced from hourly to half-hourly from December 2016 thanks to an investment... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Politicians in Greater Manchester are to strengthen the linkages between the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) and the ten district... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has appointed consultant WSP to conduct a feasibility study into closing level crossings on the East Coast Main Line between London and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new grade separated rail junction is to be built at Norton Bridge on the West Coast Main Line north of Stafford. Transport secretary Patrick... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has extended Abellio Greater Anglia’s rail franchise by 27 months from July 2014 to October 2016 in a deal that will see the train... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Discounted fares now account for more than 40% of all rail passenger fare income and generate nearly £3bn, according to the Office of Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to connect the London-West Midlands high-speed rail line with HS1, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, could be thwarted by the Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has announced compensation arrangements for people living close to the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail line.  An... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Southern Railway’s managing director Chris Burchell is leaving the company to take up the role of Arriva’s managing director of UK... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Information Commissioner has launched a legal challenge against the Government over its refusal to publish a critical report by its Major... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is seeking suppliers for 39 new electric multiple unit trains. The majority (30) of the EMUs will see use on the West Anglia... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Calderdale Council is launching a lobbying campaign to electrify the Calder Valley railway between Manchester, Bradford and Leeds. The council says... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Network Rail Consulting has appointed Philip Chalk director of asset management and maintenance for Australia and New Zealand. Chalk has previously... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Francis Paonessa is to join Network Rail as managing director, infrastructure projects this summer. He is currently managing director UK for... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A signalling project to increase train frequencies between Plymouth and Penzance is the top major transport priority of the Cornwall and Isles of... continue
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