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Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has appointed consultant WSP to conduct a feasibility study into closing level crossings on the East Coast Main Line between London and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new grade separated rail junction is to be built at Norton Bridge on the West Coast Main Line north of Stafford. Transport secretary Patrick... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has extended Abellio Greater Anglia’s rail franchise by 27 months from July 2014 to October 2016 in a deal that will see the train... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to connect the London-West Midlands high-speed rail line with HS1, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, could be thwarted by the Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Discounted fares now account for more than 40% of all rail passenger fare income and generate nearly £3bn, according to the Office of Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has announced compensation arrangements for people living close to the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail line.  An... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Information Commissioner has launched a legal challenge against the Government over its refusal to publish a critical report by its Major... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Southern Railway’s managing director Chris Burchell is leaving the company to take up the role of Arriva’s managing director of UK... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
Calderdale Council is launching a lobbying campaign to electrify the Calder Valley railway between Manchester, Bradford and Leeds. The council says... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Network Rail Consulting has appointed Philip Chalk director of asset management and maintenance for Australia and New Zealand. Chalk has previously... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is seeking suppliers for 39 new electric multiple unit trains. The majority (30) of the EMUs will see use on the West Anglia... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Francis Paonessa is to join Network Rail as managing director, infrastructure projects this summer. He is currently managing director UK for... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A signalling project to increase train frequencies between Plymouth and Penzance is the top major transport priority of the Cornwall and Isles of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
In the March edition of the journal Ethos, the BBC’s transport correspondent, Tom Edwards, attempted to answer on of the great questions of the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Chairman, Transportmyths.co.uk, Alsager ST7
Mr Withrington’s belief in the lower cost of bus travel over rail travel is based on simplistic assumptions (Letters LTT 20 Mar). He ignores... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Deputy head of policy, Railfuture, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
Once again, in LTT 20 March, Paul Withrington laboriously repeats his discredited campaign to have our railways converted to roads bolstered by his... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
HS2 is not, as claimed by Graham Nalty, a great idea being led by the wrong kind of people (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). It is a disastrous idea being by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William A M Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
As the Second Reading in the House of Commons of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill approaches, the arguments against constructing the line become yet... continue
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