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Local Transport Today
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A huge number of pedestrians who enter some of Britain’s busiest rail stations don’t do so to catch a train, figures published by Network... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London and Network Rail have launched a consultation on the route alignment of the proposed Crossrail 2 scheme.  A consultation on... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Public discussion of transport infrastructure investment is being damaged by dubious job creation and economic growth claims, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
May I thank William Barter for his further comments on 30 May regarding my letter about HS2 of 16 May. If the plans for 400-metre trains on HS2 were... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
HS2 chief executive Sir David Higgins met representatives from the Chilterns last month to hear about their idea of putting the high-speed line in a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Transport and partners Rail North have just launched their vision for rail services in the North of England. Consultation has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says that whilst spending on public services should only grow in line with the economy, borrowing to boost areas... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Commuter trains from Milton Keynes and Northampton could be rerouted onto London’s west-east Crossrail line to help facilitate the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new high-speed rail station in central Scotland, located somewhere between Edinburgh and Glasgow, is likely to feature in the recommendation of the... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has introduced a ban on vehicles entering Edinburgh’s Waverley rail station with immediate effect. In recent months the station... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
Whilst I thank Graham Nalty (Letters LTT 2 May) for his constructive comments, I will still part company from him on his criticisms of an HS2 station... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Some batty old chestnuts have a habit of regularly turning up, like suggesting building an airport in the Thames estuary for example. Another is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a consultation on the Great Western rail franchise specification for the five years from when the current direct award with... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
ScotRail has doubled the frequency of rail services between Oban and Glasgow on Mondays to Saturdays from three to six per day. The extra services... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking a contractor to supply an ‘optimised public transport integration system’ to provide... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Association of Train Operating Companies has produced a motorcycle parking guide, explaining how train operators and councils can provide for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The South West Scotland regional transport partnership (SWESTRANS) is to appoint consultants to refresh the case for new stations at Eastriggs and... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
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