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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT is seeking consultants to develop plans for a cycleway along the proposed High Speed 2 railway from London all the way to the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has begun building a new railway curve and junction to facilitate better services in east Lancashire. The Todmorden West Curve, funded... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Only 5% of high-speed rail passengers on the full Y network are expected to transfer from road or air, according to HS2 Ltd. In 2036, three years... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The high-speed rail project will collapse unless the Labour Party gives its full backing to the plans, the Prime Minister has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cutting values of time for business travellers has had virtually no impact on the value for money of the Government’s high-speed rail plans,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Electric vehicle users on Merseyside could have to pay as much as £5 to charge their vehicles at railway station car parks. Merseytravel is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester appears to be unsure if a £350m extension of the Metrolink to the Trafford Centre shopping complex can be... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shewsbury SY4
Following on from recent contributions to LTT about the route of HS2, it has never been obvious why it is proposed to plough up the Chilterns, rather... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
David Smith’s letter of 18 October has the headline “We need high-speed rail but HS2 must be reconfigured”.  Rather than that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
In the HS2 debate, a pertinent question is whether the cities and regions served by the scheme would choose HS2 – if they had a free choice on... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
The last three editions of LTT have reported some pertinent comments about HS2. This project is in trouble and there is a grave danger of it being... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lancashire County Council is expanding and extending its free bus travel scheme for young people. The council introduced a scheme last December... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has designated four Better Bus Areas in which Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) paid to operators for commercial services will gradually be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has granted Transport for Greater Manchester the power to build a second Metrolink route across Manchester... continue
Local Transport Today
News
City Car Club has won a tender from Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide a car club in Chester. The firm is providing eight vehicles in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
campaigners opposing the Lancashire County Council’s £124m Heysham M6 Link road are to continue their legal fight  despite a judge... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liverpool City Council has rejected transport minister Norman Baker’s call to drop a trial suspension of every bus lane in the city.  In... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Luton has now joined an exclusive but growing band of BRT schemes under development in the UK. BRT UK’s conference gave delegates the chance to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport Minister Norman Baker this week put pressure on Liverpool’s directly elected mayor, Joe Anderson, to drop a trial suspension of every... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail journey times between Wrexham and Chester should be cut by 16 minutes as a result of a £44m scheme authorised this week by Welsh transport... continue
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