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Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has awarded rail freight operators just over £765,000 of Sustainable Distribution Fund grant to keep goods on the railways between now... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has endorsed plans for a major upgrade to TransPennine rail links between Manchester and Leeds as the first part of plans to improve... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government this week ordered reviews into the location of proposed high-speed rail stations in Leeds and the East Midlands, following a review of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Deniz Huseyin
Demand quickly outweighed supply when a 380-space cycle hub was installed on Platform 11 at Paddington Station last year. Within weeks of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
The National Audit Office has given the DfT the stamp of approval for managing five major rail infrastructure projects, but also notes that there is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rail Settlement Plan Ltd, the company representing UK rail operators, has awarded Ecebs a contract to provide technology and back office transaction... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Consultant SYSTRA is working with Network Rail to assist the Government’s investigations of priorities for electrifying rail lines in the north... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Richard Workman, Carmarthenshire Council’s director of technical services, has been appointed chair of Traveline Cymru’s board, replacing... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE REPORT advocating an ‘HS3’ high-speed rail network in the north of England (p3) was given a huge amount of coverage in the media... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Stephen Joseph
In the wake of the Scottish referendum, there is renewed interest in devolving decision-making within England. This is a cross-party consensus, with... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
London First chief executive Baroness Jo Valentine has been appointed a non-executive director of HS2 Ltd, along with Christine Emmett and Neil... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Not so very long ago the idea of a big road investment programme in England seemed rather fanciful. Protests against many of the schemes proposed in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Mayor of London is staking his claim for billions of Whitehall funding for the £20bn Crossrail 2 scheme. Ahead of a funding and finance... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Chancellor have backed a recommended new transport body, Transport for the North, and signalled their support for a new high... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Isle of Wight Council and Solent Transport are considering how to enhance the Island Line railway between Ryde Pier and Shanklin, which is part... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has announced two new funds worth collectively up to £30m to help communities and businesses close to the proposed London-West... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government is expected to drop plans for a high-speed rail station at Toton, between Nottingham and Derby, later this month. Government company... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland is examining the case for electrifying the railway from central Scotland to Aberdeen. The work is referred to in a letter from... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Network Rail has awarded consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff a contract worth up to £8m to design the second phase of the East West Rail scheme,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DFT is to extend First Great Western’s franchise by three-and-a-half years to March 2019 upon expiry of the current franchise in September... continue
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