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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stuart Porter, Kettering NN15
Rail minister Claire Perry’s speech at the arrival in Southampton of the prototype new Inter City Express train last week challenged the... continue
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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
The latest issue of LTT (6 Mar) illustrates the grip that rail has upon the imagination of the nation. Two pages are devoted to whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
It seems strange to read the letter by Alan Wenban-Smith that the DfT is still pursuing the discredited ‘user time savings’ transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new rail-served distribution terminal near St Albans in Hertfordshire has moved a step closer to reality after the High Court last week refused an... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  With the General Election approaching, there was a distinct end of term feeling to last week’s meeting of the House of Commons transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’ve just finished watching the national news. It covered the huge gathering in London calling for ‘new homes for Britain’. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Chancellor today signalled backing for HS3, pledged to protect capital spending despite a further fiscal squeeze, and announced new transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has called on West Midlands councils to draw up a plan to improve the region's rail and road network. He said... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
News that the much-unloved Pacer units are to be replaced by “at least 120” new diesel-powered vehicles in the North of England has taken... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is reviewing how Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, is governed. The PTE, established... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Uncertainty surrounds  the future of the Croxley rail link project this week, which would extend London Underground’s Metropolitan line to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin overruled the advice of his most senior civil servant in making the replacement of the ‘Pacer’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government’s rail electrification taskforce for the north of England has identified a priority list of 12 lines: • Calder... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Wales & Borders rail franchise is likely to be reduced in size to maintain democratic accountability over predominantly English services... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A shopping street in a Leicestershire market town looks set to re-open to through traffic after traders blamed the £1.2m partial... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
HS2 Ltd has presented scaled- down plans for the HS2 station at Euston to community groups. Ministers originally proposed a total rebuild of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has invited expressions of interest for the next Anglia rail franchise, which will commence in October next year. Bidders have been asked to... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Worcestershire County Council is inviting tenders to build Worcester Parkway, a new railway station located at the intersection of the Worcester to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London plans to build two London Overground stations to serve the major redevelopment area of Old Oak Common in west London. One would... continue
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