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Local Transport Today
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Transport for Greater Manchester is awaiting results of a feasibility work on introducing tram-train vehicles on five heavy rail lines. The lines... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new link road could be built in South Manchester as part of the Airport City Enterprise Zone plan. Manchester City Council is investigating... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Marny Moruzzi has joined Government high-speed rail company HS2 Ltd as an area engineer – routewide. She moves from Hertfordshire County... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warrington Borough Council is planning to launch a bike hire scheme at local rail stations. The council is seeking expressions of interest for a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new cycle hub will open in Manchester city centre next week offering cycle storage, changing facilities, lockers and bike maintenance. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A decision on whether to devolve the management of local rail services in the North of England and the West Midlands to local government is likely to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Staffing cuts left the DfT without the expertise to properly manage the bidding competition for the West Coast Main Line franchise, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
Getting back into the routine of council work after a two-week holiday is a bit of a shock to the system but you can never completely switch off.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
BAM Nuttall has replaced Galliford Try Investments on one of the three consortia bidding for the Mersey Gateway project. Halton Council has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has sold its Wigan bus business to Stagecoach as part of its drive to raise £100m from sales in its bus operations. The sale... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Manchester is witnessing increased competition in the local bus market with FirstGroup launching its first cross-city bus service into South... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Dave Newton
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the area’s 10 local authorities received £32.46m through the LSTF process, and has locally... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Richard Jones as a technical director within its North of England transport planning and traffic engineering team.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Alstom has delivered the last of the Pendolino coaches for the West Coast Main Line. The DfT’s 2008 order included the supply of four Pendolino... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Virgin Rail Group founder Richard Branson has welcomed ministers’ decision to let it continue providing West Coast Main Line services for up to... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 15 October The Independent editorialised on the possible cause of what it termed “the undoubted mess over the West Coast Main Line... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The rebuilding of three bridges in Workington, Cumbria, which were damaged or destroyed in the floods of 2009, has been completed. The £11.2m... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new code of conduct will see all buses in Manchester city centre within the inner ring road drive at a maximum speed of 20mph. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The timetable for the Liverpool City Region to have new transport governance arrangements in place has slipped. The city region authorities (the five... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus passengers on Merseyside should be able to receive real-time information about their bus services via mobile devices or the web from next spring.... continue
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