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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
One of my highlights of 2013 was the Community Rail Awards ceremony held at Llandudno. The community rail network, now a mature movement with 20... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus services are being withdrawn from many parts of rural Britain as councils make deep cuts to tendered service budgets. The scale of the cutbacks... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
Tourist-friendly trains and patronage targets for rural lines, and strict controls of regulated fares are among the eye-catching features of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Highland Council is to provide funding for an innovative rural taxi service that was set up by a local community after the council withdrew a bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 At LTT’s conference last week on Local Enterprise Partnerships, Buckinghamshire LEP chair Alex Pratt ably demonstrated that some in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Norfolk County Council has ruled out introducing area-wide 20mph speed limits in its urban areas, saying they deliver little benefit in terms of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Morten Welde, Norway
Phil Goodwin’s comment on cycling in the 17 May edition (I’m afraid the issues have been piling up on my desk for a while) coincides with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Motorists in rural areas could benefit from cheaper fuel under Treasury plans to extend the existing island fuel rebate to many more parts of the UK.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Shropshire Council plans to scrap its network of rural bus services marketed as Shropshire Link because of budgetary pressures. Shropshire says the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cumbria County Council is anticipating the announcement that it has won a big slice of the DfT’s £12m fund to promote cycling in National... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The House of Commons transport committee is inviting evidence for its new inquiry into passenger transport in isolated communities. Issues include:... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A website featuring transport advice for rural communities has been launched by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Visit:... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Robert Cochrane, Visiting Professor, Imperial College
Derogatory phrases such as “Beeching the Butcher”, or “Beeching’s axe again!” tend to appear whenever there is a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, Garforth, Leeds LS25
It was to be expected that the ‘Beeching 50’ anniversary would produce the recent crop of nostalgic coverage in the broadcast media and... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
JMP Consultants has been appointed by the Tyne Valley Rail Users Group to assess the potential for re-opening the former Gilsland Station to serve... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A network of bus routes that provide access for visitors to the North York Moors National Park will be scrapped this autumn after 30 years of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new railway station has been opened at Conon Bridge, between Muir of Ord and Dingwall on Scotland’s Far North line. Built by Network Rail,... continue
Categories: Railways, Rural, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
England’s PTEs this week criticised the DfT for diverting transport funding away from the largest urban areas to rural areas and the London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has endorsed the installation of 20mph speed limits on busy main streets in a new speed limit circular for local authorities in England. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Lee Baker
Hundreds of delegates attended the DfT-supported ‘Re-booting Smarter Travel’ conference in Bristol earlier this month to share... continue
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