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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of trips made by bike in Greater Manchester could increase to 10% of all journeys over the next 12 years with sustained funding from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The new bike hire scheme in Liverpool is to be called City Bike after this proved the most popular name in a public vote. The scheme will be launched... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Crewe’s railway station could be relocated to an out-of-town location south of the town under plans endorsed this week by HS2 Ltd’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lancashire County Council is proposing a new motorway junction on the M6 in the south of Lancaster to support new housing and the expansion plans 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
People/consultants
Consultant AECOM has appointed three staff to its North West development team. Michael Anthony joins as a principal consultant from WYG; Adam Leary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson is considering implementing Red Routes, on which stopping is prohibited, on key roads into the city. Liverpool... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Liverpool City Council is to dramatically increase spending on capital road maintenance, with an extra £80m proposed over the next eight years... 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
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is talking to bus operators and district councils about a proposed statutory Quality Partnership Scheme for bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A liverpool taxi operator has launched a taxibus service in direct competition with bus services between the city centre and Liverpool John Lennon... 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
Regular news
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
Carlisle, Lancaster, Stoke, Wilmslow, Stockport are among the cities and towns that will suffer worse connections to London if the Government goes... 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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Train operator Abellio has launched bike hire facilities at more than 40 stations across its three franchises – Northern Rail, Greater Anglia... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An extended pedestrianised area, a new bus interchange and a review of park-and-ride services are among proposals in a new transport strategy for... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
FirstGroup has appointed Teresa Broxton managing director for bus operations in Greater Manchester. Broxton, 49, has been finance director for First... continue
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