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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the north of England’s railways. The Chancellor last month called for a high-speed railway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has rejected the Highways Agency’s plan to operate a 60mph speed limit all day on smart motorway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has ordered the preparation of a single transport plan for the area.  At their meeting at the end of May,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has asked HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins to draw up proposals both to bring high speed rail faster to northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne of tentative plans for a high-speed rail link between several cities in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Department for Transport’s recently-published consultation document for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises has been met with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A campaign will be launched in the next few weeks to try and persuade the Government to support a more ambitious plan for the next Northern rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Chancellor George Osborne this week announced plans for a high-speed rail connection between Manchester and Leeds as part of a drive to create a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leeds this week opened its first dedicated bus-based park-and-ride site at Elland Road in the south of the city. The facility has 800 spaces and bus... 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
Detail
Prospective open access train operator Great North Western Railway Company, part of Arriva Trains UK, has reached agreement with Network Rail on... 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
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Chancellor George Osborne has slammed the transport network for northern England as "not fit for purpose" and called for a "third high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Reading Transport chief executive James Freeman is leaving to join First as managing director for Bristol and the West of England. Freeman, who has... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
May I thank William Barter for his further comments on 30 May regarding my letter about HS2 of 16 May. If the plans for 400-metre trains on HS2 were... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
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
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