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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Congratulations on your succinct coverage of the Government’s HS2 decision, it usefully pulled together a wide range of complicated issues (LTT... continue
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News
Halcrow parent company CH2M Hill has won the contract to act as development partner for the next phase of engineering, design and environmental work... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
When high-speed rail was first touted as a much-needed investment for the UK by Jim Steer, founder of Greengauge 21, it met with a cautious response... continue
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People/people
Merseytravel director of resources Jim Barclay has been appointed interim director general, replacing Neil Scales who left last weekend to prepare... continue
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Regular news
Cumbria Council has agreed with Amey that 300 of its staff can transfer to work for the authority when it brings the delivery of highways maintenance... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has voiced opposition to means testing the elderly’s entitlement to free travel on buses after reports that... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
High-speed rail opponents are studying the legal grounds for a Judicial Review of the Government’s decision to proceed with the plans.... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The construction of HS2 is likely to drive the demand for major investment  in local transport networks to serve HS2 stations.  Political... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Increasing capacity on the southern end of the West Coast Main Line by  lengthening trains and improving infrastructure would have a much higher... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
None of the alternative alignments suggested for a London-West Midlands high-speed rail line can deliver comparable benefits to the preferred route... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Heathrow Airport could become a major rail hub not only for air passengers but for west London and the Thames Valley under the Government’s... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The DfT is to review the way it treats the business value of time in response to criticisms that the existing approach is fundamentally flawed and... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The recent stabilisation of long-distance trip volumes in Britain does not undermine the case for building a high-speed rail network, the DfT... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The economic case for constructing the London to West Midlands high-speed line has fallen 40% since the plan was first unveiled two years ago,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
In announcing the Government’s decision to press ahead with plans for a high-speed rail network (HS2) last week, transport secretary Justine... continue
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Media monitor
A leader article of The Times last week called on ministers to rethink their opposition to expanding Heathrow Airport. In an article entitled... continue
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Media monitor
“David Cameron was warned to expect a Tory rebellion over high-speed rail,” The Guardian reported with undisguised glee on January 12.... continue
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Media monitor
Political opposition to HS2, even from within the Government, featured strongly in the media’s coverage of the formal announcement of the... continue
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Media monitor
One of several interesting sideshows surrounding the Government’s HS2 announcement was whether or not the business community is in favour of... continue
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Media monitor
“The case in principle for a high-speed rail network in Britain is compelling,” an editorial in The Guardian said on January 10.... continue
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