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Local Transport Today
Detail
The Treasury has asked Nicola Shaw, the chief executive of High Speed 1, to advise on how the Government should approach the long-term “future... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has shortlisted four operators to run the London Overground rail network from November 2016. They are: Arriva Rail London Ltd;... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Virgin Trains East Coast says FirstGroup is trying to “cherrypick” rail passengers with plans for an open access service between London... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has announced the next steps in its transport devolution agenda for the north of England, with plans to place Transport for the North... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Newly-appointed Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy used his pre-arranged speaking slot at the summer annual lecture meeting of the Independent... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans to re-open a railway line in Nottinghamshire could benefit from a new £20m station re-opening fund announced by the Government this week.... continue
Categories: Railways, East Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government announced this week that it is extending the scope of a study into re-opening the Lewes-Uckfield railway to look at improving rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government is developing a business case for a third bridge over the Menai Strait, which separates Anglesey from the mainland. Congestion... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Network Rail revenues and profits are down for 2014/15, its first year of its sixth control period (2014/15-18/19).  Release of the results... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
MEDIA COVERAGE of the appointment of London transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy as chairman as Network Rail began on the front page of... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
The postponement of the rail electrification projects for the Midland Mainline and the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester and Leeds until 2020... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Following the Government’s confirmation that Network Rail’s investment programme is in chaos, a university (we won’t name them to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Robert Cattell
Glance at a map of London and it is immediately clear that dedicated infrastructure for railways is greatly excessive for the job we require it to do... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Continued from part 1.... The Very Light Rail project The Revolution Very Light Rail (VLR) project is meanwhile gathering pace. “The main... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Devon County Council has reported a huge rise in the cost of building a new railway station on the Exeter-Newton Abbot line at Marsh... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The community rail movement has been around for well over 20 years now and is a concept embraced by government, the railway industry and local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport for the North is to be given the statutory responsibility to promote improved transport connectivity across northern England, including to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A Conservative election pledge to invest £13bn in transport to create a 'Northern Powerhouse' includes annual allocations to councils for local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The British Chambers of Commerce warns the Chancellor ahead of his emergency Budget next week that lack of investment in transport infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Public consultation has begun on North Somerset Council’s plans to restore passenger rail services on the former Portishead branch. Passenger... continue
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