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Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
The Department for Transport has exempted several classes of older passenger trains from some of the disability regulations. EU legislation –... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Chancellor is under pressure from business leaders to protect transport infrastructure in his summer Budget to set out how he will eliminate the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is consulting on two options for extending the London Overground to the Barking Riverside housing development on the north bank... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland is assessing tenders for a study to help understand how the soon-to-open Borders Railway changes people’s travel behaviour.... continue
Categories: Railways, Rural, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The prime Minister, David Cameron, this week signalled continuity for transport policy in England with the re-appointment of most of the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local authorities and business leaders on the eastern arm of the proposed high-speed rail network, HS2, are stepping up their lobbying to ensure the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The European Commission has given conditional approval to French state railway operator SNCF to acquire full control of Eurostar international... continue
Categories: Railways, Europe
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has launched the procurement process for a new advertising contract covering, for the first time, London Underground, London... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A rail station serving Ebbw Vale town in South Wales opens this weekend. The station is part of an £11.5m Welsh Government-funded programme to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
The proposed new section of the M4 around Newport is on a par with HS2, when the costs are compared with the population or transport budgets of Wales... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Fresh from last week’s Tory General Election victory, the Chancellor, George Osborne, headed to Manchester this week to re-affirm his... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
A few of my fellow Yorkshire First candidates met up on Friday evening to review our election performance and have a nice pint of best (Yorkshire,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport operator Arriva has hailed a year of growth and said its success in the UK and across the EU "positions us to take advantage of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Lib Dems today say that a priority for a coalition they enter will be a low emission zone network and to make all buses and taxis ultra-low... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives today pledge to increase capital spending in line with the growth in national income, at the same time as eliminating the budget... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Green Party today offers to help Labour make cuts - to the road-building programme and to High Speed 2. The party wants extra spending on local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour's General Election manifesto today commits the party to a rail fare freeze in the coming year whilst the party reviews the franchising system... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour today unveils its election manifesto, as its shadow chancellor Ed Balls took to the airwaves to attack Conservative plans to deliver a surplus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives have laid out plans to raise £4.3bn from the duty on fuel, air passenger duty and alcohol and cigarettes, opponents have... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives today promise a five-year real-terms freeze in regulated rail fares as transport takes centre stage in the election campaign. The... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
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