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Local Transport Today
People/people
Steve Noble has been appointed manager of the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s Northern Region, replacing David Holding who retires in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Greater Manchester. A Firstday ticket falls from £4.50 to £4, a FirstWeek ticket from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A consultation has registered strong support for a new six-mile dual carriageway round south Manchester, connecting the A6 to Manchester Airport.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is to recruit a chief operating officer who will lead delivery of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund capital... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Seddon, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6
Your item on cycle parking at Old Trafford (In Passing LTT 08 Mar) reminded me of a story told by parents about their first house in the mid-1950s.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Halton Borough Council has appointed engineering consultant Waterman to project manage a design and build tender and supervise construction of rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel has revealed new details of its organisational structure following the appointment of David Brown as its director general and chief... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An appraisal of options to replace Wirral Council’s troubled highways contract has discounted in-sourcing any of the outsourced work. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has granted Lancashire County Council the power to build the £123m M6 to Heysham link road scheme after the planning inspector rejected... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Liverpool’s elected mayor Joe Anderson is calling for the Government’s proposed high-speed rail network to be extended to serve the city.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro HAS called on the Government to ‘level the playing field’ on rail investment between the West Midlands and Greater Manchester/West... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is bidding to the DfT’s Green Bus Fund for cash to part-fund the purchase of three electric buses for use on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Blackpool and ?Surrey councils revealed the outcome of strategic peer reviews to encourage transformational change of highways services at the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roland Graham, Convenor, North West Active Travel Network, West Kirby, Wirral CH48
Boris Johnson’s vision for cycling in London is very encouraging (‘Mayor embraces Dutch thinking in plan for a cycling revolution’... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Bus operator RATP Dev UK has announced the acquisition of North West England coach operator Selwyns Travel. RATP Dev said the acquisition... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Extending the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail line on to Manchester and Leeds will drive regeneration and transform travel patterns,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/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
Regular news
Local authorities in Greater Manchester are to retain the DfT’s £5m minimum cost threshold for major transport schemes when the major... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network reached Rochdale last week. The 4.6-mile extension of the Oldham line to Rochdale’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liverpool City Region is bidding to the Trans European Transport Network executive agency for a contribution to a £1.3m study of road &... continue
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