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Local Transport Today
In brief
Cheshire East Council is to launch a public consultation in January on plans for a Congleton Link Road around the west of the town, connecting the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Court of Appeal has removed the final legal barrier to Lancashire County Council’s proposed Heysham M6 Link Road by refusing permission for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Shropshire Council and Cheshire West & Chester council are planning to merge their highway services teams. The councils want to have a joint... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers are consulting on plans to create a Greater Merseyside Combined Authority, scrapping Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority at the same... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Preston’s brutalist 1960s bus station and neighbouring multi-storey car park are to be renovated rather than demolished as previously proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Network Rail has appointed Parsons Brinckerhoff design engineer for the TransPennine West electrification programme, which covers the lines from... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning DHV (UK) and Phil Jones Associates the contract to study the feasibility of building a cycleway in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Chinese Government has expressed interest in investing in the UK’s high-speed rail project. Chinese premier Li Keqiang raised the idea... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Gloucestershire County Council has awarded Amey a five-year highways contract. Amey will replace Skanska, which inherited the existing seven-year... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Mackie, University of Leeds
It is a feature of many big transport projects that they go through massive wobbles. The third London Airport, the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester and Wigan Council are exploring the possibility of a station being built on the proposed new high-speed rail line at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Hybrid Bill authorising construction of the London to West Midlands high-speed line was deposited in Parliament this week.  Its submission... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT and local authorities in the North of England this week announced plans to form a partnership structure to manage the Northern and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The last issue has two very interesting articles on HS2. The first is the KPMG analysis of HS2 benefits (‘Sparks fly as academics contest... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The Hybrid Bill for the first phase of the Government’s high-speed rail project arrived safely and on time in Parliament this week but whether... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pro-rail group Railfuture has declared its support for the Government’s high-speed rail plans. Many of the organisation’s members have... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has asked new HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins to explore how to cut the cost of HS2 below the current estimated £42.6bn (2011... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week explained why the monetary benefits to business travellers of high-speed rail have shot up even though the value of time saved by... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Highways Agency has put plans on ice to convert hard shoulders on part of Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway into traffic lanes because the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseyrail passengers can now use contactless payment cards for travel. The system currently accepts MasterCard and VISA, with American Express... continue
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