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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A number of local authorities in the North of England have agreed in principle to assume some of the risk associated with devolving the management of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The North East Scotland Transport Partnership has voiced concern about the Scottish Government’s high-speed rail work programme. In a letter to... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a new consultation on long-term property compensation for phase one of the high-speed rail network, linking London to the West... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire County Council is urging the Government to rethink its commitment to high-speed rail, saying the project cannot be justified at a time... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The House of Commons public accounts committee has launched another strongly-worded attack on the Government’s high-speed rail plans.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched the Government’s fightback against critics of its high-speed rail plans.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Conservative transport minister Steven Norris and construction magnate Ray O’Rourke have joined the Government’s HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Atkins has appointed Professor Peter Woodward as its first chair of high-speed rail engineering. Woodward is professor of railway geotechnical... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
David Hume has joined consultant AECOM as rail systems lead for the UK. He has previously worked with Colas and Waterman Group.  ... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nigel King, Lane End, High Wycombe HP14
I read Tony Bolden’s letter (LTT 6 Sep) with great interest, because it closely follows the views stated in my letter (Letters LTT 9 Aug). We... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Pardon the pun but eagle-eyed readers of Labour press releases may have noticed that shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle’s statements on... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Who should we believe in the debate about the wider economic benefits of HS2? According to HS2 Ltd’s consultants, the construction of a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nexus has promoted Raymond Johnstone to director of rail and infrastructure following the departure of Ken Mackay. Johnstone was Nexus’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Sweeping reforms to the local transport policy agenda in England will be introduced if Labour wins the next General Election, shadow transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has appointed consultant Deloitte to help review whether some of the Department’s rail functions, including franchising, should be... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Local transport minister Norman Baker today hails a plan to trial season tickets for part-time workers on a commuter line into London next year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
An analysis by KPMG for HS2 Ltd today estimates that the high-speed rail project could generate £15bn of additional annual economic output for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs today demand that the Department’s forthcoming revised business case for HS2 shows why the scheme is the best way to increase rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The integrated transport authority Centro has published research that it says shows for the first time the regional benefits of the full HS2... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
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