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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I refer to your article in which TRL suggests that compulsory wearing of helmets would not discourage cycling (‘Mandatory helmet law... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Paul Salveson’s advocacy of community bus partnerships in surely the way forward for creating seamless journeys to or from places not on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury SY3
I support HS2 trains serving city centre stations in order to give better connectivity with existing services and to avoid adding another stage into... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Yippee, I agree with Chris Oldham! Well, a bit (Letters LTT 25 Jul). I know there are some folk who buy a number of tickets for one journey, which... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The nation’s infatuation with big infrastructure projects has taken two more steps forward in the last ten days with publication of hugely... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new transport plan developed by five cities in northern England and presented to the Chancellor today calls for £15bn of investment to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The London Mayor has set out the investment he thinks is needed in transport infrastructure up to 2050, including a tolled new inner ring road and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
Further to my letter about the anomaly of passenger numbers declining on long-distance trains (Letters LTT 27 Jun), there is another reason for this... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
Lewis Carroll is still writing the scripts about high-speed rail! Is the curious announcement about HS3 to bring about faster and closer connections... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nicholas B Taylor, Little Sandhurst, GU47
The Chancellor’s HS3 proposal is not the answer to regeneration of the North, and whether high-speed rail in the usual sense can promote... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
Your article on the vision for the North’s railways (‘Same but different? Councils and DfT set visions for North’s railways’... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Jonathan Tyler, Passenger Transport Networks
Proponents of open access for passenger services on Britain’s railway are on a roll: existing operations continue to score well for passenger... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The new transport minister Claire Perry has in her first interview in post set her sights on convincing the Chancellor to rule out any increases in... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
There is growing interest in ‘community bus partnerships’ (CBPs) with authorities such as Leicestershire, South Yorkshire and Merseyside... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Kent County Council is to consult on plans for a new Thanet Parkway rail station between Ramsgate and Minster on the Ramsgate-Ashford line. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The future of rail services in the north of England was the focus for this month’s Connected North conference in Huddersfield, writes John W E... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Two rival plans are being developed to solve rolling stock shortages in northern England using redundant London Underground rolling stock. Delegates... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities across the north of England are considering proposed governance arrangements for rail services provided by the Northern and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local rail services in England’s regions are being unfairly portrayed as expensive to operate and heavily subsidised because of biases in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Britain’s unpopular Pacer trains should be converted into trains for tourist routes, rather than being scrapped, according to a rail... continue
Categories: Cycling, Railways, All of UK
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