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Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
May I thank William Barter for his further comments on 30 May regarding my letter about HS2 of 16 May. If the plans for 400-metre trains on HS2 were... continue
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Regular news
The Department for Transport and partners Rail North have just launched their vision for rail services in the North of England. Consultation has... continue
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Regular news
The dynamics of the competition between bus operator Arriva and a taxibus operator on the route between Liverpool city centre and the city’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cheshire East Council has selected a preferred route for a £77m Congleton Link Road, which would connect the A534 (Sandbach Road) and the A536... continue
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Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
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In brief
Cumbria County Council is to implement on-street parking charges in parts of its main towns and cities: Carlisle, Penrith, Kendal, Barrow,... continue
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In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking a contractor to supply an ‘optimised public transport integration system’ to provide... continue
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People/consultants
Kevin Toye has joined consultant AECOM as a principal transport planner in the firm’s Liverpool office. He joins from Liverpool City... continue
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People/people
Stephen Clark has joined the DfT as deputy director for phase two of HS2, which will extend the proposed line from the West Midlands to the North... continue
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Detail
Blackburn with Darwen Council has appointed consultant Capita to oversee the technology aspects of the £40m Pennine Reach project to improve... continue
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Detail
Transport Scotland has awarded Serco the 15-year franchise to operate the Caledonian sleeper service, with the operator pledging a new fleet of... continue
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News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government has signed off £13m for new spine and distribution roads to open up access to proposed developments enterprise zones. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is seeking a consultant to advise on how to commercialise assets through activities such as sponsorship, advertising... continue
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Regular news
Transport Scotland is seeking a new funding model to deliver enhancements to rail lines in Scotland that primarily benefit cross-border... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
William Barter calls the average 170 passengers on a Virgin train “an abstraction” (Letters LTT 2 May). It is not my fault the number... continue
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People/consultants
Dougie McDonald has joined consultant Peter Brett Associates as director of transport for its Scottish and North of England operations. McDonald has... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
I am delighted to see that my Viewpoint article in LTT  04 Apr (‘High-speed rail is a great idea but HS2 is being led by the wrong kind of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington adds to the nonsense spoken about capacity by opponents of HS2 (Letter LTT 18 Apr). The figure of 170 passengers per Virgin train... continue
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