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Lead Story
Gloucestershire County Council has awarded Amey a five-year highways contract. Amey will replace Skanska, which inherited the existing seven-year... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Mackie, University of Leeds
It is a feature of many big transport projects that they go through massive wobbles. The third London Airport, the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester and Wigan Council are exploring the possibility of a station being built on the proposed new high-speed rail line at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Hybrid Bill authorising construction of the London to West Midlands high-speed line was deposited in Parliament this week.  Its submission... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT and local authorities in the North of England this week announced plans to form a partnership structure to manage the Northern and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The last issue has two very interesting articles on HS2. The first is the KPMG analysis of HS2 benefits (‘Sparks fly as academics contest... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The Hybrid Bill for the first phase of the Government’s high-speed rail project arrived safely and on time in Parliament this week but whether... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pro-rail group Railfuture has declared its support for the Government’s high-speed rail plans. Many of the organisation’s members have... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has asked new HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins to explore how to cut the cost of HS2 below the current estimated £42.6bn (2011... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week explained why the monetary benefits to business travellers of high-speed rail have shot up even though the value of time saved by... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Highways Agency has put plans on ice to convert hard shoulders on part of Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway into traffic lanes because the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseyrail passengers can now use contactless payment cards for travel. The system currently accepts MasterCard and VISA, with American Express... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail is consulting on plans to increase rail capacity on the Hope Valley line between Sheffield and Manchester. The new loops and other... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two disused Victorian rail tunnels under the Pennines on the former ‘Woodhead route’ between Manchester and Sheffield will be sealed up... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
A high spot on TV in my youth was the Whitehall Farce series starring Brian Rix and Elspeth Grey. Events gradually descended into farcical chaos,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester has identified the heavy rail and Metrolink routes that offer the best potential for tram-train vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Over the last few weeks HS2 has been taking heavy fire, and not just from NIMBYs. Reports suggest that Labour will want to look critically at... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to feature
TfGM is providing training for Jobcentre Plus staff and Prime Work Programme contractors to ensure that they are fully aware of new journey planning... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to feature
Greater Manchester has a reputation for doing things the smart way. When it comes to transport, the region boasts the country’s biggest light... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Plans for tram-train network for Greater Manchester are to be progressed after an initial feasibility study identified the benefits of running... continue
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