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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
David Smith’s letter of 18 October has the headline “We need high-speed rail but HS2 must be reconfigured”.  Rather than that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
In the HS2 debate, a pertinent question is whether the cities and regions served by the scheme would choose HS2 – if they had a free choice on... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
The last three editions of LTT have reported some pertinent comments about HS2. This project is in trouble and there is a grave danger of it being... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lancashire County Council is expanding and extending its free bus travel scheme for young people. The council introduced a scheme last December... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has designated four Better Bus Areas in which Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) paid to operators for commercial services will gradually be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has granted Transport for Greater Manchester the power to build a second Metrolink route across Manchester... continue
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News
City Car Club has won a tender from Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide a car club in Chester. The firm is providing eight vehicles in the... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
campaigners opposing the Lancashire County Council’s £124m Heysham M6 Link road are to continue their legal fight  despite a judge... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liverpool City Council has rejected transport minister Norman Baker’s call to drop a trial suspension of every bus lane in the city.  In... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Luton has now joined an exclusive but growing band of BRT schemes under development in the UK. BRT UK’s conference gave delegates the chance to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport Minister Norman Baker this week put pressure on Liverpool’s directly elected mayor, Joe Anderson, to drop a trial suspension of every... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail journey times between Wrexham and Chester should be cut by 16 minutes as a result of a £44m scheme authorised this week by Welsh transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has granted final approval to a £40m programme to improve bus links in East Lancashire. The Pennine Reach package is being promoted by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The coverage of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink light rail network will expand further next week with the opening of the 2.1-mile extension to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Your editorial (‘Objectivity or advocacy?’ LTT 20 Sep) raises the question of the reliability of the claim that HS2 will enable the UK... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Threlfall, Partner, UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG LLP, Leeds LS1
We are aware of the statistical issues raised by Professor Henry Overman about our report on the regional economic impacts of high-speed rail... continue
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Local Transport Today
The politics of transport on Merseyside would make a fascinating topic for a doctoral thesis. Tensions between Liverpool City Council and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Taxpayers’ Alliance has challenged the Government’s claims that HS2 is essential to solve a capacity crunch on the West Coast Main... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The incoming chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd has urged Britain’s political parties to form a consensus behind plans for a high-speed... continue
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