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Local Transport Today
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Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans have vowed to fight on after the Court of Appeal rejected their legal case this week. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
On 27 June transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin used the conservativehome website to promote the benefits of the Government’s planned HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lancashire County Council wants to deliver a package of road improvements as part of its City Deal being negotiated with Government. The Preston and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The delivery of the London-West Midlands high-speed line has a 95% probability of being delivered for below £21.4bn (2011 prices), according to... continue
Local Transport Today
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An interesting story lands on LTT’s desk concerning the leader of the UK Independence Party, Mr Nigel Farage. Apparently, according to The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has asked Network Rail to study electrifying the ‘Lakes Line’ railway between Oxenholme and Windermere in Cumbria.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are planning to apply to Government for the power to establish a Combined Authority that would oversee... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseyside could be penalised by the DfT unless it improves the delivery of Local Sustainable Transport Fund schemes, the area’s PTE has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Reading and Stockport councils are to allow residents to set up ‘play streets’, following the lead of Bristol City Council. Residents can... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is setting up an HS2 Growth Task Force to maximise the economic benefits of the high-speed rail network between London, the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is to brand its new multi-modal smartcard for public transport in the conurbation ‘Get me there’.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Government company HS2 Ltd has awarded a £1.5m environmental services contract to consultants Temple and RSK for the Birmingham to Leeds and... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Halton Borough Council has named the Merseylink consortium as the preferred bidder for the 30-year contract to design, build, finance and operate the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail is in discussions with the DfT over how powers will be secured for the Ordsall Chord in Manchester, the first phase of the Northern Hub... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Manchester City Council is to use £500,000 of its public health budget to fund the implementation of 20mph speed limits on residential streets.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Brighton and Hove City Council is building ‘cycle bypasses’ round the back of about 15 bus stops on a busy road. The council is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester and local authorities in the West of England Partnership area are preparing bids to the DfT’s Better Bus Area... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Liverpool City Council has awarded Amey contracts to deliver highways and street cleaning services, worth a combined £113m over nine... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are calling for new legislation to allow councils to recoup the future maintenance costs of new... continue
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