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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The last issue has two very interesting articles on HS2. The first is the KPMG analysis of HS2 benefits (‘Sparks fly as academics contest... continue
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Local Transport Today
The Hybrid Bill for the first phase of the Government’s high-speed rail project arrived safely and on time in Parliament this week but whether... continue
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Pro-rail group Railfuture has declared its support for the Government’s high-speed rail plans. Many of the organisation’s members have... continue
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The Government has asked new HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins to explore how to cut the cost of HS2 below the current estimated £42.6bn (2011... continue
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Leeds should have its first bus-based park-and-ride scheme in operation next May. A preferred operator has been selected for the service, which will... continue
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The DfT has given final approval to a £17m new southern entrance to Leeds station. The DfT will contribute £12.4m. Works should be... continue
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The DfT this week explained why the monetary benefits to business travellers of high-speed rail have shot up even though the value of time saved by... continue
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Network Rail is consulting on plans to increase rail capacity on the Hope Valley line between Sheffield and Manchester. The new loops and other... continue
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Two disused Victorian rail tunnels under the Pennines on the former ‘Woodhead route’ between Manchester and Sheffield will be sealed up... continue
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South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority has endorsed the idea of banning bicycles from the new tram-train vehicles that will operate between... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
A high spot on TV in my youth was the Whitehall Farce series starring Brian Rix and Elspeth Grey. Events gradually descended into farcical chaos,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Over the last few weeks HS2 has been taking heavy fire, and not just from NIMBYs. Reports suggest that Labour will want to look critically at... continue
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Regular news
The Government is consulting on West Yorkshire’s plan to set up a combined authority (CA) to oversee transport and economic development from... continue
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Belfast and York city councils are inviting tenders for public bike hire schemes. Belfast wants a scheme in the city centre launched by April... continue
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Andrew Forster
The DfT is seeking consultants to develop plans for a cycleway along the proposed High Speed 2 railway from London all the way to the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has begun building a new railway curve and junction to facilitate better services in east Lancashire. The Todmorden West Curve, funded... continue
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In brief
The City of York Council has launched its own journey planner, offering journey times and directions by different modes as well as estimates of... continue
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Regular news
Only 5% of high-speed rail passengers on the full Y network are expected to transfer from road or air, according to HS2 Ltd. In 2036, three years... continue
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The high-speed rail project will collapse unless the Labour Party gives its full backing to the plans, the Prime Minister has... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Cutting values of time for business travellers has had virtually no impact on the value for money of the Government’s high-speed rail plans,... continue
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