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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has offered Nottingham City Council £1.5m to help fund 15 more electric buses, which will take the city’s electric bus fleet up... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup has said it expects to be paid £12.8m of compensation from the Government for the termination of the West Coast Main Line franchise... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has played down the amber/red ranking for the High Speed 2 project given by the Government’s Major Projects Authority (MPA) last week.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester has identified five rail lines in the conurbation that could be converted to tram-train operation at an estimated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus stop ‘bypasses’ for cyclists could be built on Manchester’s Oxford Road as part of a bus priority package being consulted on by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Dave du Feu, Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign, Edinburgh EH11
Phil Goodwin’s article about cycling raises an issue that has concerned Spokes for two decades, and on which we have unsuccessfully lobbied... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester was this week awaiting official confirmation that it has secured a £15m grant from the DfT to boost cycling in... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 16 MAY, The Liverpool Post castigated Merseytravel, the Integrated Transport Authority for Merseyside, over its now aborted attempt to invest in a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Metrolink services will be extended to south Manchester next week when the 2.7-mile East Didsbury extension opens several months ahead of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has criticised the National Audit Office for producing a less than complimentary report about the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Anti-road protestors have asked the High Court to rule if a new road is a “nationally significant infrastructure project” (NSIP) just... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackpool Borough Council is inviting bids to operate the town’s bike hire scheme, which was launched in 2009 but closed last November... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport for Greater Manchester is pushing stalled plans for collaboration between highways services across the conurbation. The DfT-supported... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
This week’s review of the Government’s high-speed rail plans by the National Audit Office makes grim reading for the DfT. The NAO makes a... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Arriva is promoting the benefits of its bid to run services on the West Coast Main Line to northern England as an open access operator. Deutsche... continue
New Transit
People
Peter Cushing (pictured) has become Manchester Metrolink’s new director, succeeding Philip Purdy who is returning to his native Australia for... continue
New Transit
People
Merseytravel has appointed David Brown (pictured) as its new chief executive/director general. Brown, 47, is currently director general of South... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Bruce Allan, an associate director of consultant JMP, has taken over the role of business unit leader for the North-West of England. Allan joined JMP... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Construction joint venture Lafarge Tarmac has secured a highways contract worth up to £70m with Halton and Warrington borough councils. This... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Lee Baker
All street works across the ten Greater Manchester authorities were from this week co-ordinated and managed by a central unit based at Transport for... continue
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