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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
In your last issue you reported Greater Manchester’s desire to review with the DfT how the bus can play a bigger part in meeting the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
As Parliament prepared to vote this week on the latest stage of the Bill that will, if passed into law, see the HS2 high-speed rail line built,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackpool Council hopes to extend the town’s tramway to Blackpool North railway station by 2018. The extension from North Pier/Talbot Square to... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Peel Group has taken 100% ownership of Liverpool John Lennon Airport by acquiring the 65% stake held by Vantage Airport Group, which wants to... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Stagecoach Manchester has acquired Middleton-based independent operator J P Travel. The takeover involves the transfer of 40 vehicles and around 50... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The minister for HS2, Lord Deighton, has said he agrees with the central thesis of a new report which claims that there is a weak link between... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT is facing High Court legal challenges from the Information Commissioner and campaigners after ministers used a wartime veto to withhold a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Train services between Blackburn and Manchester via Bolton are to be enhanced from hourly to half-hourly from December 2016 thanks to an investment... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Politicians in Greater Manchester are to strengthen the linkages between the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) and the ten district... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
COUNCILS IN Greater Manchester want to review with the DfT how the conurbation’s bus market can play a bigger part in meeting travel... continue
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Detail
Merseytravel has appointed APT Controls to supply and install 68 electric vehicle charging points across the conurbation in a deal largely funded by... continue
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Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
HS2 is not, as claimed by Graham Nalty, a great idea being led by the wrong kind of people (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). It is a disastrous idea being by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William A M Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
As the Second Reading in the House of Commons of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill approaches, the arguments against constructing the line become yet... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
The HS2 saga moves on. Now that the suggested link to HS1 and the rest of Europe is being abandoned this highlights the fact that HS2 is in reality... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel chief executive David Brown has been named lead officer for transport for the new Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, which covers... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Big variations in job creation statistics resulting from some HS2 stations are revealed in consultant Atkins’ study for the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT’s appraisal methods fail to capture the full extent of benefits that HS2 will bring, according to the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is reviewing the locations for HS2 stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to see if the current proposals offer the best... continue
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