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Local Transport Today
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Worcestershire County Council has abandoned plans to abolish all subsidy for local bus services but will press ahead with cuts that save £1.6m... continue
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In brief
The A38 tunnels through Birmingham city centre will close for six weeks from 18 July to allow contractor Amey to conduct the final stage of... continue
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In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has awarded Virgin a two-year-and-nine-months contract to continue running the West Coast Main Line franchise. The operator will convert 21... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
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Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
I feel I must write in support of the letter from Graham Nalty concerning high-speed rail (Letters LTT 13 Jun). Graham is right that the decision to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A patchwork of arrangements for speed and red light camera enforcement is emerging  in the Avon and Somerset police force area, as councils... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved new transport governance arrangements for the West Midlands conurbation. The seven district... continue
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News
Leicestershire County Council has announced the firms who have won places on the Midlands Highway Alliance’s new medium schemes... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
May I thank William Barter for his further comments on 30 May regarding my letter about HS2 of 16 May. If the plans for 400-metre trains on HS2 were... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stephen Clark has joined the DfT as deputy director for phase two of HS2, which will extend the proposed line from the West Midlands to the North... continue
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News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
William Barter calls the average 170 passengers on a Virgin train “an abstraction” (Letters LTT 2 May). It is not my fault the number... continue
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Letters to the editor
I am delighted to see that my Viewpoint article in LTT  04 Apr (‘High-speed rail is a great idea but HS2 is being led by the wrong kind of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington adds to the nonsense spoken about capacity by opponents of HS2 (Letter LTT 18 Apr). The figure of 170 passengers per Virgin train... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
As Parliament prepared to vote this week on the latest stage of the Bill that will, if passed into law, see the HS2 high-speed rail line built,... continue
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