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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Headicar, Oxford Brookes University
Fifty years ago many cities in the UK were embarking on new-style ‘land use/transport studies’ prompted by the publication of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
John Davies is one of many British Rail managers who left the industry in the 1990s. He left despite – or perhaps because of – his... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 25 January, former transport secretary John Prescott used his regular column in The Daily Mirror to criticise another former transport minister,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 3 February The Times editorialised on the benefits of converting rail tracks to busways, on the back of a report by the Institute of Economic... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The total number of rail passenger journeys in Great Britain increased 5.0% in 2013/14 to 1.332 billion (2012/13: 1.269 billion) according to the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Oxfordshire County Council wants to close its existing park-and-ride facilities serving Oxford and build new sites further away from the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The possible shape of a Metrolink light rail network for the south of Greater Manchester has been outlined in a report commissioned by Stockport... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport projects have secured a share of the £1bn Local Growth Fund grant awarded by the Government last week. The funding for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Consultants have proposed a new tunnel alignment for the London-West Midlands high-speed line across the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A 1,000-mile network of cycleways could be created in the corridor of HS2 under plans being explored by the DfT. Consultant Royal HaskoningDHV was... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) is to mount a legal challenge against the London Borough of Camden’s West End project, which... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Office of Rail Regulation is to be renamed to reflect its new powers to monitor Highways England, the Government company that will manage the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The two consortia bidding to win the contract to supply driverless trains, signalling and associated equipment for the Glasgow Subway modernisation... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
News
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to examine the scope for greater competition in rail passenger service provision. Limited market... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has awarded financial advisers Lazard & Co an eight-month contract worth £250,000 to advise on the possible sale of the UK... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Eversholt Rail Group, which owns about 28% of all the passenger rolling stock on the UK’s railway network, looks set to be sold to a Chinese... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Jim Murphy, the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party, has called for Scotland’s internal rail services to be run by a ‘People’s... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Policy-makers must consider more efficient forms of public transport if expensive commuter fares are to be tackled, the Institute of Economic Affairs... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Conservatives in London say in a new report that the current devolution powers for London are now "redundant" given its growing population, likely to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Arriva Trains Wales is offering concessionary bus pass holders a third off rail travel on the Cardiff and Valley Lines rail network after 9.30am on... continue
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