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Local Transport Today
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A committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly has urged ministers to introduce competitive tendering for some public transport and to shift some of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
I was interested by the article on a proposed cycleway parallel to HS2 (‘Consultants invited to design a cycleway to parallel HS2 route’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority has endorsed the idea of banning bicycles from the new tram-train vehicles that will operate between... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
A high spot on TV in my youth was the Whitehall Farce series starring Brian Rix and Elspeth Grey. Events gradually descended into farcical chaos,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester has identified the heavy rail and Metrolink routes that offer the best potential for tram-train vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Over the last few weeks HS2 has been taking heavy fire, and not just from NIMBYs. Reports suggest that Labour will want to look critically at... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 At LTT’s conference last week on Local Enterprise Partnerships, Buckinghamshire LEP chair Alex Pratt ably demonstrated that some in the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jamie Burles has been appointed managing director of Abellio’s Greater Anglia franchise, succeeding Ruud Haket who has joined Keolis as chief... continue
Local Transport Today
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Mark Moran
There is not a single solution to reducing traffic congestion and a package approach is required. This means that in addition to the necessary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Atkins' highways and transport business has contributed to the group achieving a 16% increase in revenue and 5.6% rise in operating profit in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Plans for tram-train network for Greater Manchester are to be progressed after an initial feasibility study identified the benefits of running... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Northern Irish transport minister has been forced to say he will not support any plans to privatise the province's state-run bus and rail... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
A new study looking at how to increase the benefits that Scotland gains from HS2 is announced today by Transport Minister Baroness... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT is seeking consultants to develop plans for a cycleway along the proposed High Speed 2 railway from London all the way to the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has begun building a new railway curve and junction to facilitate better services in east Lancashire. The Todmorden West Curve, funded... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail service frequencies between Swindon and Westbury in Wiltshire are to be enhanced with funding from the DfT’s Local Sustainable Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland has outlined delivery dates for the electrification of lines in central Scotland. The dates, reported this week by Strathclyde... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Only 5% of high-speed rail passengers on the full Y network are expected to transfer from road or air, according to HS2 Ltd. In 2036, three years... continue
Local Transport Today
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The high-speed rail project will collapse unless the Labour Party gives its full backing to the plans, the Prime Minister has... continue
Local Transport Today
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A Government taskforce  set up to explore how high-speed rail stations can deliver local economic growth is looking at international examples of... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK, Europe
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