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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The new chairman of HS2 has vowed to bring the benefits of high speed rail services to northern England six years earlier by proposing a new hub to... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The business secretary Vince Cable has urged accelerating the HS2 project in order to connect cities north of Birmingham to the high-speed network... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, has died aged 52. The union say that Crow died in the early hours of... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
Landor’s annual conference on ‘Rail-Led Developments’ is always a good place to hear about new ideas and practical innovation at... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
When it comes to rail-led property developments, Hong Kong-based MTR is probably in a class of its own. It also runs one of the few truly profitable... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Railways and property have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship: railway improvements can stimulate development in adjoining properties and boost... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s transport minister Keith Brown has asked officials to investigate the feasibility of running tram-train vehicles between Glasgow... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Five options for providing a new rail route into the Far South West of England have been suggested in a discussion paper by rail consultant... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Birmingham City Council has published a vision for the area around the proposed Curzon Street HS2 terminus.  The Curzon HS2 Masterplan covers an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
shortages of rolling stock and railway signalling staff have forced councils in the West Midlands to split a rail project into two... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has published the timetable and fares structure for the new Borders railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, which is due to open in... continue
Categories: Railways, Rural, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Lothian Council says “positive progress” is being made on plans for a new rail station at Winchburgh – between Edinburgh and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
England’s city-region transport bodies are calling on ministers to allocate a bigger slice of transport funding to urban transport schemes,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
New details have emerged of the DfT’s study into options for a major increase to road capacity between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Scrapping HS2 would not free-up huge sums of money for other transport projects, firms with an interest in the project have warned. The High Speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
District councils and anti-HS2 action groups have persuaded Buckinghamshire County Council to drop a request for a station on the London-West... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Local Transport Today
People/people
Rebecca Fuller has been promoted to policy and research manager, from policy and research advisor, at the Passenger Transport Executive Group.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Prospective open access rail operator Great North Eastern Railway has applied to the Office of Rail Regulation to run London to West Yorkshire and... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Rising passenger demand on the railways will push up the total national passenger rolling stock fleet, with a huge shift from diesel to electric... continue
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