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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
The Office of Rail Regulation has rejected an application from open access operator GNWR to run services on the West Coast Main Line between London,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The canadian government’s credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), is to lend Transport for London £500m to help finance the new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs on the Commons Public Accounts committee have criticised the DfT for its lack of a strategic transport plan, saying without this there is no way... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said on a visit to Yorkshire for Transport for the North's inaugural meeting that he wanted the North of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives are pledging new laws to make strikes by transport workers harder by requiring at least 40 per cent of union members to vote in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The cost of the Great Western Electrification Project has risen by £640m to £1.74bn, Network Rail has revealed.  Labour claimed last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New road and rail demand forecasts for England are presented in the final version of the National Networks National Policy Statement. For roads, the... continue
Categories: Car use, Railways, England
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
It’s been a long time coming but finally, just before Christmas, the DfT published its National Policy Statement (NPS) on national networks,... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT is inviting bids for places on a rail research framework – STAR (Specialist Technical Advice for Rail), which will run for four years... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new study is to examine opportunities to speed-up the rail journey time between Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds. A regular service on the line was... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Stephen Plowden completely misses the point of Bridget Rosewell’s report, Investing in the city regions (Letters LTT 18 Dec 14).  What... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
£442.8m? You cannot be serious. That figure, the frankly appalling amount spent to date by this austerity Government on the completely... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The annual introduction of increased rail fares, even though the average increase for the fares that are regulated by the Government was a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new bus station is to be built on the north side of Cardiff Central railway station, adjacent to the existing bus station that is to be demolished... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has dropped plans to trial flexible rail ticketing on a London commuter route. The idea was to offer tickets that suited changing patterns of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
AS THE new year began, former transport minister Lord Andrew Adonis used a column in The Evening Standard to propose some major changes to... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jeff Halliwell has been appointed chair of Passenger Focus, which from April will be renamed Transport Focus to reflect its widened remit of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Elizabeth Gilliard has been appointed interim contract review manager at the Rail Executive – passenger services in the DfT, where she will... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Middleton, chief executive of Transport Scotland, has been awarded a CBE for services to the transport sector in the New Year honours list.... continue
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