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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
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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
Local Transport Today
In brief
East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils are pledging to fund 40% of the estimated costs of two new rail stations on the East Coast Main Line at... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has announced £9.5m of funding towards the £16m cost of building two new rail stations on the line between Leeds and Shipley. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stephen Clark has joined the DfT as deputy director for phase two of HS2, which will extend the proposed line from the West Midlands to the North... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A heavy rail link or a tram-train would be the best way to increase public transport’s share of passenger trips to/from Glasgow Airport,... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’m just back from a relaxing week’s holiday in the much under-rated area of south Shropshire. The county is pretty well served by rail,... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has appointed LOROL, the London Overground train operator, on an interim basis to run local services out of Liverpool Street... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has awarded Serco the 15-year franchise to operate the Caledonian sleeper service, with the operator pledging a new fleet of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Rail freight has set new records since the 1990s privatisation, according to the latest Office of Rail Regulation statistics.   22.7 billion net... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Govia, a joint venture between the Go-Ahead Group (65%) and Keolis (35%), has been awarded the combined Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
FirstGroup financial results for the year ended 31 March 2014 present a mixed picture with only the UK rail division recording an increase in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Research for the DfT has found that two thirds of workplaces could allow increased flexible working, and that cheaper off-peak season tickets would... continue
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