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Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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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The Highways Agency has put plans on ice to convert hard shoulders on part of Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway into traffic lanes because the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Merseyrail passengers can now use contactless payment cards for travel. The system currently accepts MasterCard and VISA, with American Express... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester has identified the heavy rail and Metrolink routes that offer the best potential for tram-train vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
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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TfGM is providing training for Jobcentre Plus staff and Prime Work Programme contractors to ensure that they are fully aware of new journey planning... continue
Local Transport Today
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Greater Manchester has a reputation for doing things the smart way. When it comes to transport, the region boasts the country’s biggest light... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Plans for tram-train network for Greater Manchester are to be progressed after an initial feasibility study identified the benefits of running... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
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Network Rail has begun building a new railway curve and junction to facilitate better services in east Lancashire. The Todmorden West Curve, funded... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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Electric vehicle users on Merseyside could have to pay as much as £5 to charge their vehicles at railway station car parks. Merseytravel is... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for Greater Manchester appears to be unsure if a £350m extension of the Metrolink to the Trafford Centre shopping complex can be... continue
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