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Local Transport Today
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A heavy rail link or a tram-train would be the best way to increase public transport’s share of passenger trips to/from Glasgow Airport,... continue
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Politicians are leaning towards approving a second runway at Gatwick Airport because it is the most politically feasible option for airport expansion... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 13 MAY, London’s Evening Standard editorialised not just on the plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport, but on how the road network... continue
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Lead Story
Heathrow Airport’s owners this week pledged a six-fold increase in passengers accessing the airport by rail, and a huge cut to car commuting by... continue
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Detail
Manston Airport in Kent closed this week after its owners failed to find a suitable buyer. Ann Gloag, who co-founded Stagecoach, bought the... continue
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said in an interview that political parties are unlikely to outline their position on airport expansion... continue
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Lee Baker
Heathrow and Gatwick are clashing as they prepare to give their detailed proposals for expansion to the Airports Commission. Gatwick Airport continue
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Building a third runway at Heathrow Airport may not be as controversial with local residents as politicians generally think, according to the... continue
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Lead Story
Heathrow Airport’s owners are drawing up plans to dramatically cut car trips to the airport as part of efforts to win Government approval for a... continue
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People/people
Steff Whitfield has been appointed head of airport surface access strategy at the DfT. She was the DfT’s head of group services, rail portfolio... continue
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News
The Peel Group has taken 100% ownership of Liverpool John Lennon Airport by acquiring the 65% stake held by Vantage Airport Group, which wants to... continue
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In brief
The DfT has appointed a partnership of consultants WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff to study options for improving surface transport links to Leeds... continue
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People/people
Heathrow Airport chief executive Colin Matthews, 57, is to stand down in June after six years in post. ... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is arguing for a new cabinet post in the next Government to deliver infrastructure, according to the London... continue
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Gatwick Airport’s owners have committed to start construction of a second runway before the end of the next Parliament in 2020 if the... continue
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Two visions have been unveiled for transforming  Heathrow Airport into a new town if a new hub airport were built to the east of London. The... continue
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  A double track rail connection between HS2 and HS1 could deliver cross-London rail services between Kent and the Midlands as well as... continue
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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance Bristol BS3
Bristol’s long-standing transport planning problems have not one but two sources: a democratic deficit, and fantasy economics. But help may be... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
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In brief
Households affected by noise from a proposed second runway at Gatwick would receive annual compensation equivalent to band A council tax (currently... continue
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