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Local Transport Today
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Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans have seized on data showing that Virgin Trains services leaving Euston in the evening peak... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Preston City Council has approved, in principle, the demolition of the city’s iconic bus station. The station was built in 1969 and is said to... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel’s director of integrated transport, Alan Stilwell (pictured) is retiring at the end of this month. A restructuring of Merseytravel... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Blackpool Council is looking for new sources of funding for the town’s bike hire scheme, which has been closed down for the winter as a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackpool Council will join Surrey at the first national discussion of a new peer review programme designed to bring about transformational change in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
It is probably safe to assume that festive cheer is in short supply at the DfT this year in the wake of Sam Laidlaw’s report on the West Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Stagecoach is taking delivery of more than 30 new buses worth almost £4m to go into service in its recently acquired Wigan bus operations. The... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has given Virgin up to 23 more months to run the West Coast Main Line. Its franchise was due to expire this month. The extension follows the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A consortium of local authorities in the North West of England are to commission Network Rail to study ways of providing a rail connection to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has deferred an announcement on the route of the high-speed rail line from the West Midlands to the North West and West Yorkshire... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel has appointed Frank Rogers as interim chief executive and director general until further notice. Rogers, Merseytravel’s director... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The DfT has appointed David Prout (pictured) to the new post of director general of HS2, overseeing delivery of the Government’s high-speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail is consulting on constructing the Ordsall Chord to link Manchester’s Victoria and Piccadilly stations, a project that will create... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lancashire County Council is to temporarily fund free bus travel for 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or who... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cumbria County Council hopes to recruit up to 300 volunteers to help clear snow and ice from footways. The ‘snow champions’ scheme would... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
One of the first things Liam Robinson did on being appointed chairman of Merseytravel this summer was  commission two reviews into the way the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is working with Manchester and Salford city councils on plans to alter bus routing, bus termini, and pedestrian... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Investment Bank has approved a further £150m loan facility to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) for transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has given further details of how its Earn Back model could be used to part-fund transport infrastructure (LTT 13... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is awaiting results of a feasibility work on introducing tram-train vehicles on five heavy rail lines. The lines... continue
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