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Andrew Forster
Consultation is drawing to a close on the Government’s preferred alignment for the two arms of the Y-shaped high-speed rail network, which will... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has shortlisted three bidders for the new East Coast franchise, which is scheduled to commence in February 2015. The shortlist is: East Coast... continue
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Main editorial comment
No one had a bad word to say about Norman Baker when he was transport minister but perhaps people will see him in a different light after The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
One of Labour’s general election advisers has called for the party to consider renationalising the railways. Alastair Campbell, who was Tony... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
Sir David Higgins, who took over as chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd this month, will report to ministers in mid-March on whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland is commissioning an evaluation of the Larkhall to Milngavie railway project, which included re-opening the branch to Larkhall in... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Two councils are planning to scrap their long-standing ambitions for a new railway station between Bexhill and Hastings on the South Coast. A station... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is urging the Government to rethink plans for the high-speed rail station close to Birmingham... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Hopes of restoring rail passenger services to a South Coast branch line have been dashed after a study found the project offers poor value for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Plans to reinstate rail services between Liverpool and Chester and North Wales have received a boost after Network Rail said the necessary... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Firstgroup’s board has explained how it plans to boost shareholder returns in the face of a renewed call for the business to be broken up. In a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W. E. Helm
London’s modal shift from private to public transport, cycling and walking continues apace, and is the main theme behind TfL’s annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport projects feature prominently in the Scottish Government’s third national planning framework (NPF), which identifies the... continue
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Letters to the editor
David G Davies, Executive director, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) Westminster, London SW1P
Thanks to LTT’s indefatigable reporting we now know that the recent floods are due not to carbon emissions or rare weather events but are the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Peter Chong has joined consultant AECOM as head of stations, rail sector, UK and Ireland. He joins from WSP.   ... continue
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Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury SY3
In your feature article about the East West Rail link (LTT 10 Jan) I was surprised there was no mention of the simplest and most direct way of... continue
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People/people
Simon Kirby has joined HS2 Ltd as chief executive – construction, from Network Rail where he is managing director, infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
James Farnell-Smith has been appointed head of heavy rail at Nexus, a new post. Farnell-Smith, 27, previously managed Nexus’s operating... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
I don’t know whether Christian Wolmar, Terry Pratchett and Nicole Kidman know each other, and to ask them would spoil a most agreeable fantasy... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling today that all appeals against the HS2 project should be dismissed. Transport minister Baroness... continue
Categories: Railways, England
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