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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
News that the much-unloved Pacer units are to be replaced by “at least 120” new diesel-powered vehicles in the North of England has taken... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is reviewing how Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, is governed. The PTE, established... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Uncertainty surrounds  the future of the Croxley rail link project this week, which would extend London Underground’s Metropolitan line to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin overruled the advice of his most senior civil servant in making the replacement of the ‘Pacer’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government’s rail electrification taskforce for the north of England has identified a priority list of 12 lines: • Calder... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Wales & Borders rail franchise is likely to be reduced in size to maintain democratic accountability over predominantly English services... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A shopping street in a Leicestershire market town looks set to re-open to through traffic after traders blamed the £1.2m partial... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
HS2 Ltd has presented scaled- down plans for the HS2 station at Euston to community groups. Ministers originally proposed a total rebuild of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has invited expressions of interest for the next Anglia rail franchise, which will commence in October next year. Bidders have been asked to... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Worcestershire County Council is inviting tenders to build Worcester Parkway, a new railway station located at the intersection of the Worcester to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London plans to build two London Overground stations to serve the major redevelopment area of Old Oak Common in west London. One would... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government and local authorities should do more to encourage the establishment of urban consolidation centres to reduce the number of road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has left the door ajar for Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s proposal to take over the management of all rail stations in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has scrapped its timetable for electrifying the main Transpennine railway between Manchester, Leeds and York, pending clarification of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lorries cover just a third of the costs they impose on society, according to a new analysis commissioned by environmental and rail freight... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has dropped plans to reduce rail service frequencies where demand is low in the north of England but is to press ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stuart Westgate has joined HS2 Ltd as programme development director (internal sponsor) from KPMG where he spent four years as director of major... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
An interview with shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher in the New Statesman magazine generated some interest in other media outlets primarily... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
With the General Election a matter of weeks, rather than months, away, media interest in the transport policies of the various parties has noticeably... continue
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