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Local Transport Today
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The Government is to review transport access to Ebbsfleet in Kent where a Garden City is planned to provide up to 15,000 homes. “The Government... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government is to conduct “a full options appraisal of all potential major transport projects in London”, including an extension of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Tougher conditions imposed by the Office of Rail Regulation depressed Network Rail revenues during the first six months ended 30 September... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Government company HS2 Ltd has spent more than £440m since it was incorporated in January 2009, according to its latest annual report. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Parliament and member states have reached agreement on allowing more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries, but not until about... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
A big increase in profits at  joint venture company Virgin Rail Group has boosted Stagecoach Group results for the six months to 31 October... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Michael Dugher has used one of his first interviews since becoming shadow transport secretary to emphasise his pro-road views.   “Most... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The government is working with local authorities in the North of England on a transport strategy, including options, costs and a delivery timetable... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Delivery of Transpennine rail electrification between Manchester, Leeds and York may have slipped by almost two years, Network Rail documents... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Scottish Government has played down comments made by Sir David Higgins, the chair of HS2 Ltd, that an extension of the proposed high-speed... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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Fife Council is to commission a study of re-opening the disused railway to Methil and Leven for passengers and potentially freight. The re-opening is... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has authorised electrification of the ten-mile branch line between Oxenholme and Windermere in the Lake District. The £16m... continue
Local Transport Today
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London Waterloo remained Britain’s busiest railway station last year, with an estimated 98.4 million entries and exits, 2.6% up on 2012/13... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
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The Court of Appeal has rejected the London Borough of Hillingdon’s claim that the Government should have carried out a strategic environmental... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government is asking Network Rail to conduct further work on a new rail route in Devon that would provide an alternative to the coastal route via... continue
Local Transport Today
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The start of constructing the London-West Midlands high-speed line could be delayed beyond the proposed 2017 start date, Sir David Higgins, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
The Office for Rail Regulation has just released statistics on station usage for 2013/14. As in previous years it offers a valuable time series guide... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Bridget Rosewell is right to point out that an incremental appraisal is unsuitable to assess developments such as Canary Wharf and Docklands, but HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Labour today widened its attack on private sector operators, with the shadow transport secretary savaging Martin Griffiths, Stagecoach chief... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Institution of Civil Engineers has thrown down the gauntlet to politicians to follow rhetorical support for devolution with the creation of... continue
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