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Local Transport Today
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Increasing capacity on the southern end of the West Coast Main Line by  lengthening trains and improving infrastructure would have a much higher... continue
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None of the alternative alignments suggested for a London-West Midlands high-speed rail line can deliver comparable benefits to the preferred route... continue
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Heathrow Airport could become a major rail hub not only for air passengers but for west London and the Thames Valley under the Government’s... continue
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The DfT is to review the way it treats the business value of time in response to criticisms that the existing approach is fundamentally flawed and... continue
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The recent stabilisation of long-distance trip volumes in Britain does not undermine the case for building a high-speed rail network, the DfT... continue
Local Transport Today
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The economic case for constructing the London to West Midlands high-speed line has fallen 40% since the plan was first unveiled two years ago,... continue
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Andrew Forster
In announcing the Government’s decision to press ahead with plans for a high-speed rail network (HS2) last week, transport secretary Justine... continue
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Andrew Forster
Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans were this week scrutinising hundreds of pages of documentation issued by the DfT in support... continue
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Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
I find it ironic that the pioneer of cost-benefit analysis, Sir Christopher Foster, should suggest that HS2 fails to make a credible case (ibid). The... continue
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Letters to the editor
 The death of North Korea’s president Kim Jong Il just before Christmas prompted some transport anecdotes from the secretive nation. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
A withering attack on the Government’s proposed high-speed railway from London to the West Midlands has been  launched by an economist who... continue
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The DfT has revamped part of its transport appraisal website to make it more user-friendly. The first revised sections of the website – dubbed... continue
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Traditional transport appraisal underestimates the benefits of investing in rail stations by ignoring regenerative impacts, according to research... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
I was reading an article by the deep green George Monbiot in the robustly conservative Spectator last week, and he referred to people who “tend... continue
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Demand management options should be an integral part of transport project appraisals, the Treasury said this week in supplementary guidance  to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Last summer you published my letter criticising the excessive dependence of transport appraisal on user time-savings as the measure of economic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Professors Glenn Lyons and Steve Atkins - Centre for Transport & Society, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16
We write in response to your article “Business rail travellers ‘don’t do much work’”. At the Centre for Transport &... continue
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Viewpoint
This column recently reported that John Stewart, who led the campaign against a third runway at Heathrow, was going to be spending October on a... continue
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Anthony Rae - Volunteer aviation campaigner, Friends of the Earth, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks, HX7
The discrepancy you expose between the air passenger forecasts of the DfT and individual airports is easily explained. It is just one feature of the... continue
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The DfT has defended the treatment of business travel time in the appraisal of rail projects, pointing to a survey suggesting  that many... continue
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