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Local Transport Today
In brief
In our write-up of this month’s Cycle City event in Leeds we said the event was hosted by Leeds City Council. This is incorrect, it was hosted... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has announced £9.5m of funding towards the £16m cost of building two new rail stations on the line between Leeds and Shipley. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stephen Clark has joined the DfT as deputy director for phase two of HS2, which will extend the proposed line from the West Midlands to the North... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An administrative muddle led to thousands of drivers receiving penalty charge notices (PCNs) for disobeying a traffic restriction in York city... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
William Barter calls the average 170 passengers on a Virgin train “an abstraction” (Letters LTT 2 May). It is not my fault the number... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Dougie McDonald has joined consultant Peter Brett Associates as director of transport for its Scottish and North of England operations. McDonald has... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
I am delighted to see that my Viewpoint article in LTT  04 Apr (‘High-speed rail is a great idea but HS2 is being led by the wrong kind of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington adds to the nonsense spoken about capacity by opponents of HS2 (Letter LTT 18 Apr). The figure of 170 passengers per Virgin train... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
As Parliament prepared to vote this week on the latest stage of the Bill that will, if passed into law, see the HS2 high-speed rail line built,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The long-term future of Barnsley’s cheap bus fare scheme for young people is in doubt because of budgetary pressures. Barnsley Metropolitan... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
the city of York Council is to pilot free parking in its city centre car parks to combat competition from out-of-town retailing and internet... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire has approved plans for blanket 20mph speed limits in residential areas, with the programme part-funded by public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
York councillors’ frustration with media reporting of the council’s area-wide 20mph speed limits policy for residential streets has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The City of York Council is to challenge a Traffic Penalty Tribunal ruling that the council acted illegally in issuing more than 50,000 penalty... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
One of Britain’s best-known local transport politicians has lost his transport portfolio because of an uproar over traffic restrictions. Dave... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Mike Bowen has joined consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff in York as a regional associate. Bowen has 12 year’s experience in transportation and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The minister for HS2, Lord Deighton, has said he agrees with the central thesis of a new report which claims that there is a weak link between... continue
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