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Local Transport Today
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Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced plans to fly from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport from March 2013, barely a week after the Virgin... continue
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The Gulf state of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holdings has agreed to buy a 20% stake in airport operator BAA for an estimated... continue
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Transport secretary Justine Greening claimed today that there was "political consensus" for not expanding Heathrow. Greening was speaking... continue
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The Telegraph is claiming that David Cameron is considering moving Je... continue
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Over 40,000 people have signed a petition on the U.K Government website urging ministers to reconsider the decision to award the West Coast Mainline... continue
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The Liberal Democrats this week called for the UK’s hub airport to be relocated out of the South East into Central England. The idea will be... continue
Local Transport Today
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Labour-controlled Slough Borough Council has voiced support for expanding Heathrow Airport. The council’s cabinet said a “pragmatic... continue
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Australian investor Industry Funds Management is planning to buy a 35% share of the Manchester Airports Group to enable the latter to attempt to buy... continue
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Lee Baker
The London Mayor claimed that the transport secretary Justin Greening "gets" the need for a new airport and the Lib Dem backbenchers said a hub... continue
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Heathrow Airport’s owner BAA has rejected a suggestion that a new £33bn airport in the Thames Estuary should be partly paid for by... continue
Local Transport Today
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In our 06 July issue we reported safety concerns of the police, fire service and local authorities in South Yorkshire over the Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
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Residents of Isleworth in south-west London have recorded 1,044 individual noise readings using Widenoise, noise recording technology developed for... continue
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On 18 July The New Statesman suggested that Labour leader Ed Miliband should get his retaliation in first and back the construction of a third runway... continue
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  On the day the DfT released its draft aviation strategy last week, LTT had a long-arranged catch-up with John Stewart, leader of the... continue
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The notion that the Government is thinking hard about its current commitment not to sanction a third runway at Heathrow was increasingly extensively... continue
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TWO NEW runways may be needed to meet growing passenger demand at Heathrow Airport, according to a group of Tory MPs. Their suggestion came as the... continue
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Andrew Forster
A massive programme of railway electrification in England and Wales, a major rail capacity enhancements in Greater Manchester, and new lines between... continue
Local Transport Today
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Airport operator BAA expects passenger numbers through Stansted Airport to fall 5.2% in 2012 to 17.1 million passengers. This would represent a... continue
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The GOVERNMENT’S policy on airport capacity was thrown into even more confusion this week with reports that the aviation industry has persuaded... continue
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The debate about South East airport capacity took another twist this week with Boris Johnson throwing his weight behind a second runway at... continue
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