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Letters to the editor
Richard Threlfall, Partner, UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG LLP, Leeds LS1
We are aware of the statistical issues raised by Professor Henry Overman about our report on the regional economic impacts of high-speed rail... continue
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Viewpoint
Geoff Dudley, University of the West of England
Superficially, it might have appeared that the plans to build the High Speed 2 rail network could be carried forward on the strength of a powerful... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Taxpayers’ Alliance has challenged the Government’s claims that HS2 is essential to solve a capacity crunch on the West Coast Main... continue
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Regular news
A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
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Andrew Forster
The incoming chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd has urged Britain’s political parties to form a consensus behind plans for a high-speed... continue
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Regular news
Network Rail will play an even bigger role in the rail industry if Labour wins the General Election in 2015. Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle... continue
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Regular news
New road schemes are dominating the transport priorities of England’s local transport bodies, according to an in-depth analysis by... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has had a crop of irate readers’ letters about Kirklees Council’s apparent plans to take over the rail... continue
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Detail
Stagecoach is inviting expressions of interest for the supply of a fleet of suburban electric multiple units for South West Trains to increase... continue
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Detail
Eurostar has announced plans to begin operating direct services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016. Two services a day will operate with... continue
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Detail
The DfT has extended FirstGroup’s contract for the Great Western rail franchise by 23 months until September 2015. A further contract extension... continue
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Lead Story
The DfT has invited tenders for  the two rail franchises – the giant new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise and one... continue
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People/people
Alex Macaulay, director of the South East Scotland Transport Partnership, has taken over the chairmanship of the High-Speed Rail Scotland Group. The... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
People/people
Centro’s policy and strategy director Tom Magrath retired this week. He had served in the post for 23 years.... continue
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Regular news
A major programme of reforms to level crossing legislation in Britain has been put forward by the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. The... continue
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Lee Baker
First Group has hailed an agreement with the DfT to operate the First Great Western franchise for a further 23 months. The move comes after transport... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Cuts to the cost of rail commuters’ season tickets will form part of what The Times today describes as "a Tory assault on the cost of... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has used his Conservative party speech to blast Labour for failing to invest in infrastructure as the... continue
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Lee Baker
Eurostar has announced that direct services between London and Amsterdam will be lau... continue
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Lee Baker
The Government has invited rail operators to tender for the Essex Thameside and continue
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