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Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A MAJOR upgrade to road connections in and around Preston has been given the green light by the Government in a ten-year city deal for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has had a crop of irate readers’ letters about Kirklees Council’s apparent plans to take over the rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Jane Hunter (pictured) has joined consultant Waterman Transport & Development as an associate director in its Manchester office. She was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Metrolink trams start running today on a new line to Ashton-under-Lyne as the final testing phase ahead of passenger services launching in just over... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to transform Manchester Piccadilly station and its environs have been unveiled by  Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Council leaders in the Liverpool City Region want to take over the management of some Highways Agency roads as part of plans to create a Liverpool... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is considering whether to purchase two Victoria-era rail tunnels through the Pennines for possible future transport use.  Minister of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Andrew Forster
Campaigners opposed to high-speed rail may consider forming a political party if the Government presses ahead with legislation to cap expenditure by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leeds City Council and Metro, this week applied to the DfT for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to build the nine-mile trolleybus line. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A £110,000 project to improve journey times on a main road in Wigan using personal travel plans and community-based smarter choice initiatives... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A number of local authorities in the North of England have agreed in principle to assume some of the risk associated with devolving the management of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The House of Commons public accounts committee has launched another strongly-worded attack on the Government’s high-speed rail plans.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched the Government’s fightback against critics of its high-speed rail plans.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Conservative transport minister Steven Norris and construction magnate Ray O’Rourke have joined the Government’s HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Who should we believe in the debate about the wider economic benefits of HS2? According to HS2 Ltd’s consultants, the construction of a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Warrington Borough Council is to invite tenders for a seven-year parking services contract, which will begin “as soon as possible after 31... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Campaign to Protect Rural England has published detailed maps of the Government’s high-speed rail alignment between London, Birmingham,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Brompton folding bikes are now available for hire at three stations in Warrington – Warrington Central, Warrington Bank Quay and Birchwood. The... continue
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