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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on options for introducing more on-track competition to Britain’s passenger rail... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Liverpool City Region authorities are examining building a rail link to connect the surface lines into Liverpool Lime Street with the Merseyrail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The House of Commons’ High-speed rail (London-West Midlands) Bill Committee this week rejected calls for the line to be placed in tunnel all... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The West of England joint transport board has approved plans to restore rail passenger services to a freight-only line north of the city. But many... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government’s recently announced amendments to the hybrid Bill for the London-West Midlands high-speed line (LTT-26 Jun) will add... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Major housing developments could be built around commuter rail stations in England, as part of Government plans to tackle the country’s housing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
TfL is conducting option testing on replacement sites for Victoria Coach Station, which is likely to permanently close in about 2020/21 to allow for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Parry, Parry People Movers Ltd, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64
Your comment column on ultra-light rail in the last issue ends by asking what is the potential market size for the technology in the UK (‘Any... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Catching up on post-holiday reading, I was struck by the juxtaposition of two stories on page three of LTT 675 (26 Jun): “McLouglin shunts... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Matt Brunt, former assistant director of city region transport body pteg, has died. He joined pteg in 2009 and took medical retirement in 2013 after... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Kay
The bus industry (with exceptions!) exhibits a famously poor customer interface, notably its complaint services, which often don’t reply at... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
In early July The Manchester Evening News launched an online petition to, in the paper’s words, “get the Manchester-Leeds rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary believes that cost estimates of rail upgrade schemes are unreliable and he put electrification projects on ice to avoid a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has fended off claims that either he knew that the electrification programme was off-track before the General... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
FirstGroup said a turnaround in the fortunes of its bus business is on its way in the first trading update of the financial year. Like-for-like... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Chancellor's Productivity Plan sees a key role for roads and rail in increasing the economic output of the workforce by reducing the costs of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Government is to cease paying a proportion of public money to Network Rail in the form of direct grant. In future, all funds will be directed... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has terminated negotiations with Stagecoach over an direct award for the South West Trains franchise. The franchise is due to end in February... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Network Rail Consulting is to provide integration, programme delivery and programme management services to the California High-Speed Rail Authority... continue
Categories: Railways, North America
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Treasury has asked Nicola Shaw, the chief executive of High Speed 1, to advise on how the Government should approach the long-term “future... continue
Categories: Railways, England
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