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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the north of England’s railways. The Chancellor last month called for a high-speed railway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is so focused on connecting its London Overground services into the proposed high-speed rail station at Old Oak Common in west... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is preparing a consultation on safeguarding a route for Crossrail 2, the multi-billion project linking railways in south-west and north-east... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A guided busway linking north-west London with Marylebone would be used by thousands of buses and coaches a day, according to the idea’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Ministers this week gave the go-ahead to hundreds of local transport schemes across England in growth deals struck with Local Enterprise... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Discussions of rail developments in the capital often focus on the mega projects such as the Thameslink upgrade, east-west Crossrail, and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Consultant Deloitte has won a £1.98m contract from Transport for London to assist in enhancing its commercial revenue generation. The contract... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Royal Mail is inviting train operators to bid for a contract to move mail by rail. The five-year contract covers the operation of seven services... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Northern Ireland Executive has appointed a design team to develop plans for a new public transport interchange in Belfast on the site of the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport campaigner Richard Pout has died at the age of 65. In the 1990s Pout promoted the ideas of a London orbital rail service and the need for... continue
Local Transport Today
News
National Express Group has held on to its Essex Thameside rail franchise – which it has operated since 2000 – trumping rival bids from... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for London’s managing director for planning, Michèle Dix, received the PTRC lifetime achievement award at last week’s... continue
Local Transport Today
News
TFL’s annual report for the year ended 31 March 2014 shows strong demand growth across all aspects of the capital’s public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup's management are braced for fierce criticism of chief executive Tim O’Toole’s £2m remuneration package at the Annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O'Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
What is the attraction of directing all of upper England’s HS2 traffic into and out of London Euston station? Instead of blitzing the Camden... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
Oh dear, he is at it again! I have no problems with Paul Withrington expressing his concerns about the various transport issues he chooses to write... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
That was a splendid spread of letters in the last issue. We had a welcome blast of common sense from Paul Withrington and the thoughtful piece about... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The pay of top transport executives is in the news with controversy over FirstGroup chief executive Tim O’Toole’s handsome £2m and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has asked HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins to draw up proposals both to bring high speed rail faster to northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have announced the first local projects agreed under the Local Growth Fund, to be spent from next... continue
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