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Local Transport Today
In brief
Direct trains are operating between Manchester Victoria and Burnley for the first time in over 40 years following construction of a new rail curve.... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local authorities and business leaders on the eastern arm of the proposed high-speed rail network, HS2, are stepping up their lobbying to ensure the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed a team led by Cubic Transportation Systems to deliver a travel information system. OPTIS (Optimised... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport for Greater Manchester has invited expressions of interest in the contract to operate and maintain the Metrolink light rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jan Chaudhry will take over as managing director of Merseyrail in July. He is currently deputy managing director of Abellio UK, which runs Merseyrail... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Fresh from last week’s Tory General Election victory, the Chancellor, George Osborne, headed to Manchester this week to re-affirm his... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Derbyshire County Council is to conduct a review of public transport provision in the county. The Labour-controlled council had drawn up plans to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The Government has failed to make a convincing case for High Speed 2 and should be prepared to rethink the plan, according to the House of Lords... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Ten options for upgrading east-west rail links across the north of England, each costing at least a billion pounds, have been outlined in a transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
AS THE Government published its Northern Transport Strategy report, which is, in essence, a long-term plan to improve road and rail links between the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has promised to legislate in the next Parliament to bring HS2 to Crewe. McLoughlin said he was satisfied with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government wants ambitious rail upgrades for across northern England - so-called 'TransNorth' links - to be delivered from 2019 including from... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Electric trains have begun operating between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport following Network Rail’s completion of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A design competition is underway for the refurbishment and regeneration of Preston’s iconic bus station. Lancashire County Council has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has retracted claims that two transport investment programmes funded by the Local Growth Fund will... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is to designate 375 miles of the conurbation’s most important local authority roads as a key route... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has left the door ajar for Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s proposal to take over the management of all rail stations in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has scrapped its timetable for electrifying the main Transpennine railway between Manchester, Leeds and York, pending clarification of... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has dropped plans to reduce rail service frequencies where demand is low in the north of England but is to press ahead with... continue
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