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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The North East Combined Authority wants to re-open an old railway south of Newcastle to ease capacity pressures on the East Coast Main Line that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities are unlikely to bear any of the financial risk associated with the new Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises, which are... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A high-speed rail station in Stoke-on-Trent would deliver far greater economic benefits than a parkway station at Crewe, according to a study by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester wants to take over the management of all the conurbation’s rail stations – including the ‘crown... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Government company HS2 Ltd has appointed Jonathan Crone as director of the programme management office and Colin Morris as programme delivery... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jon Lamonte, the chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester, has been appointed the new chair of pteg, which represents the strategic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London’s gross revenue budget for 2015/16 will be £7.066bn, a £313.8m rise on 2014/15. The spending breakdown is:... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
One of the best-known names in UK transport planning consultancy bit the dust 12 months ago when the French SYSTRA Group combined the MVA... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The appearance before the select committee hearing evidence on the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network of a nine-year old boy prodded some... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
THERE HAS been much media commentary of late suggesting that the nation’s rail network would be improved if it were completely renationalised.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Pill, Bedfordshire Railways and Transport Association liaison officer, Bedford MK40
Recent headlines on commuter overcrowding, costs and negative experiences of passengers on public transport in general may lead some to a view that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Glenn Lyons fears that the Government’s road investment strategy is based on the discredited ‘predict and provide’ philosophy... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The reverberations of last September’s Scottish independence referendum continue to be felt across the UK but perhaps nowhere more so than in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Transport for Greater Manchester’s proposal to take over the management of rail stations in the conurbation looks at first glance to have... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
There’s a lot going on in the highly-pressurised world of rail franchising. Dutch-owned Abellio is mobilising ‘north of the border’... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
TfL has awarded contracts to help develop Crossrail 2, the new south-west to north-east railway across central London. Details... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
The Office of Rail Regulation has rejected an application from open access operator GNWR to run services on the West Coast Main Line between London,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The canadian government’s credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), is to lend Transport for London £500m to help finance the new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs on the Commons Public Accounts committee have criticised the DfT for its lack of a strategic transport plan, saying without this there is no way... continue
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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said on a visit to Yorkshire for Transport for the North's inaugural meeting that he wanted the North of... continue
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