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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John Helm
Transport for London had  another record year in 2012/13 according to the recently published annual report & accounts, which show traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Anti-HS2 campaigners today have their request to take their legal fight against the project to the Supreme Court granted after the Court of Appeal... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Anti-HS2 campaigners today have their request to take their legal fight against the project to the Supreme Court granted after the Court of Appeal... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
National Express profits were down in the first half of this year compared to last due to £20m in cost inflation, the ending of a rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Atkins and Heriot-Watt University are to create a Centre of Excellence for High Speed Rail to test new technologies. The consultant and university... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today confirms a £1.2 billion order for more new trains to allow more frequent services on the East... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has completed its £615m rights issue to remove the constraints of its balance sheet that it says are preventing it from investing to... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 27 June transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin used the conservativehome website to promote the benefits of the Government’s planned HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire has launched the MCard, a new smart ticket for travellers on bus and rail services in the conurbation. The ticketing is a joint... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Passenger Transport Executives in England could be given powers to provide passenger rail services beyond the current limit of 25 miles of their... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London-West Midlands high-speed line has a 95% probability of being delivered for below £21.4bn (2011 prices), according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has been artificially inflated using favourable assumptions. Andrew Forster
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London to West Midlands high-speed line will slip by years because the Hybrid Bill granting powers to construct the line will get... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has launched the tender for a £400m project to electrify the Edinburgh-Glasgow railway. The project includes 156 single track... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
An interesting story lands on LTT’s desk concerning the leader of the UK Independence Party, Mr Nigel Farage. Apparently, according to The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has published the final version of its ‘alternative solutions’ strategy, looking at the potential for greater use of trams,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has asked Network Rail to study electrifying the ‘Lakes Line’ railway between Oxenholme and Windermere in Cumbria.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former ScotRail managing director Mary Grant is joining National Express Group as managing director for business development. She joins from high... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Siemens says today it will not be proceeding further in the Crossrail rolling stock procurement process. The company says in a statement: "It's... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
MPs have warned that franchising delays could put the squeeze on budgets that rely on £3.5bn savings in the cost of running the railways being... continue
Categories: Railways, England
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