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News
HS2 Ltd has awarded contracts to take the project north of Birmingham forward. AECOM will provide engineering services for the Birmingham-Manchester... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Manchester Piccadilly The high-speed station would be built alongside the existing Manchester Piccadilly station. A mixed use development could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
In all, the northern extensions require the demolition of 227 residential properties, 179 commercial properties, 42 industrial properties and five... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The possible devolution of local rail services to the North of England is likely to be delayed by at least a year and possibly two years because of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Peter Cushing has been appointed Manchester Metrolink’s new director, succeeding Philip Purdy who is returning to his native Australia for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Some DfT civil servants lied to their superiors and ministers about the way the West Coast Main Line rail franchise competition was run, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Norman Bradbury recites my finding that freight moved per track-km by rail is one-third of that moved per lane-km on the motorway and trunk road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local planning authorities in London and the South East are thwarting efforts to grow rail freight by taking a much more hostile view of new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Lee Baker
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has agreed to buy Stansted Airport from Heathrow Airport Holdings for £1.5bn. The sale, ordered by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
For some time now, proponents of HS2 have given up on business and environmental cases, taking refuge in that quirky, murky, jargon-laden world of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Greater Manchester’s political leaders are expected to approve a 0.6% rise in Transport for Greater Manchester’s underlying levy for next... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester wants the Government to fund reduced public transport fares for young people, particularly those undergoing... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Before writing this week’s comment piece on rail investment, we thought we’d better just check that our impression that rail scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport authorities in the North of England are to be sent a prospectus setting out how local rail services could be governed under devolved... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government is expected to propose out-of-town high-speed rail stations to serve the markets of South Yorkshire and Derby/Nottingham in the ... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liverpool City Council is seeking an operator for what could become the largest bike hire scheme outside London. The council’s plan is... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Gareth Davis has been appointed director of transport planning at Vectos, based in the firm’s Manchester office. Davis previously led the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Six consultancies have won places on the framework agreements to provide engineering and environmental services for phase two of the HS2 project that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin. This is a story about how the Department for Transport spectacularly mishandled the competition for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Lancashire Local Transport Body is planning to set a £2m minimum cost threshold for projects funded from the DfT’s devolved major... continue
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