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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport minister Claire Perry today challenges the rail industry to find new ways to give commuters more seats on bus trains following the... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Go-Ahead has announced that profits leapt by a fifth over the year that it won the UK's largest rail franchise, bringing together the Thameslink,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Parking management firm Parkeon has developed a smartcard that can be used to pay for public transport use and car parking. The card has been... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has completed a project to increase capacity on the Redditch branch in the West Midlands, the southern end of Birmingham’s Cross... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail passengers in Scotland could face lower fare rises in January than most parts of England and Wales. Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has completed a £45m project to double the single-track railway between Swindon and Kemble, which will increase capacity and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Merseytravel has published an ambitious vision for the Liverpool City Region’s rail network, with new lines and stations, higher frequencies... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government is commissioning study work on a light rail system for Cardiff, focusing initially on the corridor between Cardiff Queen Street... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
COUNCILLORS IN Dorset have agreed the next steps towards reinstating passenger rail services between the seaside town of Swanage and the national... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An influential Conservative Party website has urged the party to scrap HS2. Conservative Home, which is owned by Lord Ashcroft, says all the money... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The cost of electrifying the Great Western Main Line has soared way above initial expectations, Network Rail has confirmed.  When plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has criticised London mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to establish a mayoral development commission to... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Stagecoach chairman Sir Brian Souter has added his voice to calls for a Yes vote in Scotland’s independence referendum on the 18 September.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
South West Trains has placed a £210m order for a fleet of new trains from manufacturer Siemens and leasing company Angel Trains. The 30 new... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Tensions between the DfT and Network Rail over plans for open access passenger operations between London and the north of England are revealed in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Chancellor George Osborne has promised to unveil "further improvements" to South West England's road and rail networks in the last autumn statement... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The One North transport plan for a 125mph east-west railway (LTT 8 Aug) was strongly criticised in The Guardian on 6 August. “As a proud... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leeds City Council has appointed consultants Arup and Gehl Architects to undertake a planning, urban design and transportation study for the 136... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
South Yorkshire’s political leaders are anxious to ensure the area features in any eventual plans for a new west-east high-speed rail axis in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Short journeys between major settlements are likely to be the key driver for restoring the  Bedford-Cambridge section of the East West Rail... continue
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