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Andrew Forster
Oxfordshire County Council wants to close its existing park-and-ride facilities serving Oxford and build new sites further away from the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The possible shape of a Metrolink light rail network for the south of Greater Manchester has been outlined in a report commissioned by Stockport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport projects have secured a share of the £1bn Local Growth Fund grant awarded by the Government last week. The funding for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Consultants have proposed a new tunnel alignment for the London-West Midlands high-speed line across the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural... continue
Local Transport Today
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A 1,000-mile network of cycleways could be created in the corridor of HS2 under plans being explored by the DfT. Consultant Royal HaskoningDHV was... continue
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The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) is to mount a legal challenge against the London Borough of Camden’s West End project, which... continue
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The Office of Rail Regulation is to be renamed to reflect its new powers to monitor Highways England, the Government company that will manage the... continue
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The two consortia bidding to win the contract to supply driverless trains, signalling and associated equipment for the Glasgow Subway modernisation... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to examine the scope for greater competition in rail passenger service provision. Limited market... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has awarded financial advisers Lazard & Co an eight-month contract worth £250,000 to advise on the possible sale of the UK... continue
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Eversholt Rail Group, which owns about 28% of all the passenger rolling stock on the UK’s railway network, looks set to be sold to a Chinese... continue
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Jim Murphy, the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party, has called for Scotland’s internal rail services to be run by a ‘People’s... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Policy-makers must consider more efficient forms of public transport if expensive commuter fares are to be tackled, the Institute of Economic Affairs... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Conservatives in London say in a new report that the current devolution powers for London are now "redundant" given its growing population, likely to... continue
Local Transport Today
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Arriva Trains Wales is offering concessionary bus pass holders a third off rail travel on the Cardiff and Valley Lines rail network after 9.30am on... continue
Local Transport Today
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Pacer trains could have a long-term role to play in the north of England despite their unpopularity, according to Lancashire County Council’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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The North East Combined Authority wants to re-open an old railway south of Newcastle to ease capacity pressures on the East Coast Main Line that... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Local authorities are unlikely to bear any of the financial risk associated with the new Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises, which are... continue
Local Transport Today
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A high-speed rail station in Stoke-on-Trent would deliver far greater economic benefits than a parkway station at Crewe, according to a study by... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester wants to take over the management of all the conurbation’s rail stations – including the ‘crown... continue
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