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Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
In the aftermath of the Government’s official backing the HS2 high-speed rail line, The Daily Mail initially reported the news in a positive... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans were this week scrutinising hundreds of pages of documentation issued by the DfT in support... continue
New Transit
Rail News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has become the first train operator in the country to give customers direct access to station, train control and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
I find it ironic that the pioneer of cost-benefit analysis, Sir Christopher Foster, should suggest that HS2 fails to make a credible case (ibid). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Francis King, Bath BA2
Sir Christopher Foster says: “I do not know one economist I respect who believes in the case for HS2” (‘No reputable economists... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has approved the fourth permit scheme for the co-ordination of street works. The St Helens scheme is the first in the North West and will... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The pros and cons of the Government’s proposed HS2 high-speed rail network were debated in The Yorkshire Post. “Labour is absolutely... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Virgin will include proposals to open banks at West Coast rail stations in its bid to retain its intercity West Coast rail franchise. The banks would... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Halton Council is scrapping plans for toll plazas on the proposed Mersey Gateway crossing in favour of open road tolling enforced by cameras. This is... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Parsons Brinckerhoff has secured its second major award – the key Consultancy Services contract - on a project that aims to transform rail... continue
New Transit
People
Merseyrail has appointed Maarten Spaargaren (right) as its new managing director. He replaces another Dutch MD at Merseyrail, Bart Schmeink, who is... continue
New Transit
People Lead Story
Go Ahead has appointed Patrick Verwer as its new managing director of London Midland, moving up from his position as managing director of rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Moorhouse, Company secretary, Travelwatch Northwest, Manchester
TravelWatch NorthWest is an independent organisation representing all public transport users in NW England. In February we formally objected to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Manchester City Council has launched a Twitter feed to keep people up to date on where its gritters are working during the winter. The feed –... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Neil Scales is leaving his job as chief executive and director general of Merseytravel after almost 15 years at the organisation to become chief... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Trafford Council in Greater Manchester is examining whether an extension to the Manchester Metrolink through Trafford Park could be part-funded by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government has proposed paying £8bn-£9bn of the £15bn cost of extending a London-Manchester high-speed line to Central... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
What is believed to be the UK’s first car showroom dedicated to the sale of electric vehicles is due to open in Oldham, near Manchester, in... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
At the beginning of November, and three weeks after announcing its provisional remedies to boost competition in Britain’s bus markets (outside... continue
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