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Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail is to conduct a new study into the North of England’s rail needs to inform NR’s next five-year regulatory control period... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Bombardier has won a contract worth £145m to supply 27 four-car trains to Govia Thameslink Railway for use on the Gatwick Express airport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail is struggling to meet financial targets in its new regulatory control period. Control period 5 commenced this April, but a Network Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A three dimensional approach to gaining the best regional outcomes from the planned investment in high-speed rail has been put forward in a study by... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has awarded the East Coast rail franchise to the Stagecoach-Virgin joint venture company ICR (Inter City Railways).  Stagecoach is the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Consultants are studying the feasibility of building a new railway station in Buckinghamshire on the soon-to-reopen East-West rail line close to... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Confusion surrounds the future of plans to upgrade the Transpennine railway between Manchester and Leeds, the House of Lords economic affairs... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government’s plans to completely rebuild Euston station to accommodate HS2 have run into trouble, with HS2 Ltd struggling to develop a... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Investing in Greater Manchester’s urban transport networks would be a much better way of delivering an economic powerhouse in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils in South Yorkshire are demanding a further huge cut to the Passenger Transport Executive’s budget next year as they themselves grapple... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Consultant KPMG has conducted further work into the economic benefits of HS2 but the new findings have failed to satisfy one of the consultant’s fiercest critics
Government company HS2 Ltd published research last year by consultant KPMG, which concluded that building the London-West Midlands-Manchester/Leeds... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Philip Bisatt suggests that Stoke is a better location for an HS2 station than Crewe (Letters LTT 31 Oct). He points out that the highly constrained... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a ten-week consultation on protecting land for Crossrail 2, the new railway linking south-west and north-east London and beyond,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Shortly before the Government announced which bidder had won the right to operate the East Coast Main Line (p12), The Independent took up the theme... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
“Rail, road and bus spending is the way to bridge the north-south divide,” The Observer suggested on 23 November. “While London... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tim Bellamy has joined Network Rail as a strategic planning manager. He was a strategic business planning manager at consultant Ringway Jacobs, in... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Anthony Smith
Sometimes it feels like travelling by public transport is some kind of endurance and intelligence test, with deliberate obstacles in the way to trip... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary has announced that Stagecoach/Virgin have won the new East Coast franchise following a "rigorous competition". The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A survey of medium-sized business leaders has found that local transport is their top priority for devolution. The survey by Grant Thornton UK LLP... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Labour shadow transport minister Michael Dugher has promised the party will spell out "exactly where the spending will go" on the transport... continue
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