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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
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
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