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Network Rail has appointed Parsons Brinckerhoff design engineer for the TransPennine West electrification programme, which covers the lines from... continue
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The European Investment Bank is providing Transport for London with up to £500m financing for a train fleet and maintenance depot for... continue
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The DfT has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning DHV (UK) and Phil Jones Associates the contract to study the feasibility of building a cycleway in the... continue
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The Chinese Government has expressed interest in investing in the UK’s high-speed rail project. Chinese premier Li Keqiang raised the idea... continue
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Network Rail is to be reclassified as a central government body from September 2014, with its £30bn debt appearing on the Government’s... continue
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Stagecoach Group’s six month results to 30 October show modest improvements in group revenue, up 5% to £1.474bn (H1 2012,... continue
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Local Transport Today
Public authorities have marked the end of the calendar year with their characteristic blizzard of desk-clearing policy announcements that will take... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nicholas Taylor, Little Sandhurst GU47
I occasionally have to travel between London rail termini and I have already changed my behaviour to avoid jams (‘Change travel behaviour to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford , Milton Keynes MK11
The urging that Birmingham’s new HS2 station “must stun the public” is a sentiment that I agree with (“HS2 station... continue
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People/people
John McFarlane is to succeed Martin Gilbert as chairman of FirstGroup on 1 January. Dumfries-born McFarlane is chairman of insurance group Aviva plc... continue
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Peter Mackie, University of Leeds
It is a feature of many big transport projects that they go through massive wobbles. The third London Airport, the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and Crossrail... continue
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People/people
Kieran Preston (pictured), director general of Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, is to retire in January, having served in the... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced confirmation of £111m for the M6-Heysham link road and £49m for 25... continue
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Lee Baker
The Government has backed proposals for a new rail link connecting Bedford to Cambridge, allowing through services to Oxford, in what it describes as... continue
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Lee Baker
Figures from the Treasury reveal that public spending on transport in England is at a five year low, with a particularly big drop in the North and... continue
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Lee Baker
The Chancellor should use his autumn statement on Thursday to lay out concrete plans for transport and other infrastructure, think-tank Cen... continue
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John W E Helm
Network Rail investment continues at record levels according to the latest half yearly report for the six months ending 30 September... continue
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The DfT is consulting on plans to close the Folkestone Harbour rail branch. The line has not been used by regular passenger services since 2001.... continue
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Staffordshire County Council wants the Government to make design changes – including a lower track alignment – for the section of the... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester and Wigan Council are exploring the possibility of a station being built on the proposed new high-speed rail line at... continue
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