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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local planning authorities in London and the South East are thwarting efforts to grow rail freight by taking a much more hostile view of new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Lee Baker
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has agreed to buy Stansted Airport from Heathrow Airport Holdings for £1.5bn. The sale, ordered by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
For some time now, proponents of HS2 have given up on business and environmental cases, taking refuge in that quirky, murky, jargon-laden world of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Greater Manchester’s political leaders are expected to approve a 0.6% rise in Transport for Greater Manchester’s underlying levy for next... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester wants the Government to fund reduced public transport fares for young people, particularly those undergoing... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Before writing this week’s comment piece on rail investment, we thought we’d better just check that our impression that rail scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport authorities in the North of England are to be sent a prospectus setting out how local rail services could be governed under devolved... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government is expected to propose out-of-town high-speed rail stations to serve the markets of South Yorkshire and Derby/Nottingham in the ... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liverpool City Council is seeking an operator for what could become the largest bike hire scheme outside London. The council’s plan is... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Gareth Davis has been appointed director of transport planning at Vectos, based in the firm’s Manchester office. Davis previously led the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Six consultancies have won places on the framework agreements to provide engineering and environmental services for phase two of the HS2 project that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin. This is a story about how the Department for Transport spectacularly mishandled the competition for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Lancashire Local Transport Body is planning to set a £2m minimum cost threshold for projects funded from the DfT’s devolved major... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans have seized on data showing that Virgin Trains services leaving Euston in the evening peak... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Preston City Council has approved, in principle, the demolition of the city’s iconic bus station. The station was built in 1969 and is said to... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel’s director of integrated transport, Alan Stilwell (pictured) is retiring at the end of this month. A restructuring of Merseytravel... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Blackpool Council is looking for new sources of funding for the town’s bike hire scheme, which has been closed down for the winter as a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackpool Council will join Surrey at the first national discussion of a new peer review programme designed to bring about transformational change in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
It is probably safe to assume that festive cheer is in short supply at the DfT this year in the wake of Sam Laidlaw’s report on the West Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Stagecoach is taking delivery of more than 30 new buses worth almost £4m to go into service in its recently acquired Wigan bus operations. The... continue
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