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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Consultation is drawing to a close on the Government’s preferred alignment for the two arms of the Y-shaped high-speed rail network, which will... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has shortlisted three bidders for the new East Coast franchise, which is scheduled to commence in February 2015. The shortlist is: East Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Sir David Higgins, who took over as chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd this month, will report to ministers in mid-March on whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Simon Kirby has joined HS2 Ltd as chief executive – construction, from Network Rail where he is managing director, infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has shortlisted First Group, Keolis/Eurostar and Stagecoach/Virgin to submit detailed bids to run new East Coast services from next year. The... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Camera car enforcement has been introduced outside schools in Derby. The CCTV equipped vehicle patrols 22 schools in the city with £70 fines... continue
Categories: East Midlands
Parking Review
Operational
Employees using a multi-storey car park serving Network Rail’s national headquarters in Milton Keynes are being encouraged to reverse into the... continue
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Parking Review
Operational
Proposals to introduce free parking to stimulate the town centre economy would cost more than £650,000, Northampton Borough Council has... continue
Categories: East Midlands
Parking Review
Operational
Students at Northampton’s new town centre university campus have been told they will not be able to park on the site. Most of the 8,165... continue
Categories: East Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council has secured £5m of DfT grant towards an £11m scheme to improve access to the Harwell Enterprise Zone. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is fighting the release of a 2011 document by its Major Projects Authority, which is critical about the progress of HS2. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More connections should be built between HS2 and the classic rail network to allow a wider range of high-speed services to operate, councils in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT says consultant KPMG’s controversial analysis of the economic benefits of High Speed 2 is based on “sound economic theory”... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Leicestershire County Council has abandoned a plan to  outsource its highways maintenance service.  Conservative-controlled Leicestershire... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning DHV (UK) and Phil Jones Associates the contract to study the feasibility of building a cycleway in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Chinese Government has expressed interest in investing in the UK’s high-speed rail project. Chinese premier Li Keqiang raised the idea... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I was disappointed that nobody from Nottingham City Council has responded to my letter which appeared in LTT 1 November regarding what the local... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Mackie, University of Leeds
It is a feature of many big transport projects that they go through massive wobbles. The third London Airport, the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire county councils are to start using CCTV  to enforce bus lanes. Leicestershire will use Nottingham City... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottinghamshire County Council is to implement 20mph speed limits in four residential areas that straddle the boundary with Nottingham, to complement... continue
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