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Local Transport Today
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A liverpool taxi operator has launched a taxibus service in direct competition with bus services between the city centre and Liverpool John Lennon... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Highways Agency is consulting on plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on a three-mile section of the M3 in Surrey because of air pollution... continue
Local Transport Today
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High-speed rail lobby group Greengauge 21 is urging ministers to accelerate the delivery of three sections of the second phase of HS2. HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
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Opponents of HS2 are to take their legal fight to international bodies. The Supreme Court last month rejected appeals brought by opponents who argued... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Conservative Transport Group (CTG) is calling on the Government to appoint rail managers to rethink the HS2 project.  The party’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Carlisle, Lancaster, Stoke, Wilmslow, Stockport are among the cities and towns that will suffer worse connections to London if the Government goes... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given a strong endorsement to the hotly-contested analysis by consultant KPMG   into the productivity effects of HS2. Responding to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Train operator Abellio has launched bike hire facilities at more than 40 stations across its three franchises – Northern Rail, Greater Anglia... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An extended pedestrianised area, a new bus interchange and a review of park-and-ride services are among proposals in a new transport strategy for... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
FirstGroup has appointed Teresa Broxton managing director for bus operations in Greater Manchester. Broxton, 49, has been finance director for First... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Liverpool city Council has appointed HourBike Ltd to run what is set to be the biggest bike hire scheme outside London. Up to 100 bikes at ten city... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Highways Agency has awarded contracts for studies into two potential new major road schemes and an all-lane running smart motorway scheme on the... continue
Local Transport Today
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More detail has emerged of how the new Northern and TransPennine rail franchises will be managed by a partnership of the DfT and the 33 local... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Highways Agency is to trial air quality barriers on a section of the M62 to see if they can reduce localised air pollution from vehicles on the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup has received the green light from the Office of Fair Trading to acquire the bus business of Finglands Coachways Ltd in Manchester. First... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The first ‘Trixi’ mirrors have been fitted to key road junctions in Greater Manchester. The large convex mirrors, already used in London,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council have put forward plans for a number of new transport studies in a joint East Lancashire... continue
Local Transport Today
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All supported bus services in Cumbria are likely to be withdrawn by the end of March next year as the council grapples with budget cuts. Cumbria... continue
Local Transport Today
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Merseytravel is to withdraw three electric bus services in St Helens as part of a programme of spending cuts.  The E10, E11 and E12 free town... continue
Local Transport Today
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High-speed rail opponents are expected to seek a judicial review of transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s decision not to release a critical... continue
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