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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities in West Yorkshire are developing a new mechanism for funding their £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund after the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A proposal to run peak hour commuter trains on the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage railway in West Yorkshire has been dropped on cost grounds. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency, local authorities and local enterprise partnerships in North Yorkshire are preparing a memorandum of understanding about... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new consortium is to call for the London-West Midlands HS2 route to be re-planned to minimise its environmental impact and maximise the benefits of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The HS2 station serving South Yorkshire should be located in Sheffield city centre – on the site of the disused Victoria station – and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
major changes to the Government’s high-speed rail project were signalled by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week as he responded to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Anne Robinson, Friends of the Peak District and Campaign to Protect Rural England South Yorkshire Sheffield S2
Sixty years of aspirations for an all-weather fast route across the Peak District linking the M1 and the M67 were whittled down from a motorway in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Critics of the Government’s high-speed rail plans were keen to describe this week’s  review of the project by Sir David Higgins, the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tom Kelly is taking up the post of HS2 Ltd’s strategic communications director on 1 April. Kelly is currently Network Rail’s director of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
New details have emerged of the DfT’s study into options for a major increase to road capacity between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A planning application is to be submitted for a 1,000-space bus-based park-and-ride facility in the Aire Valley Leeds Enterprise Zone in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Council leaders in West Yorkshire will take a decision on the next steps of the conurbation’s bus Quality Contract and partnership... continue
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
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
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Highways Agency is consulting on plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on a three-mile section of the M3 in Surrey because of air pollution... 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
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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
The DfT has given a strong endorsement to the hotly-contested analysis by consultant KPMG   into the productivity effects of HS2. Responding to... continue
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