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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Mike Brown
The case for rail devolution in England has gradually been gaining ground. In some parts of the country plans are in hand to devolve rail management... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A smartcard developed for the Glasgow subway is to become a smartcard for Scotland’s rail network too. Dan Schoenhofen, ticketing project... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A passenger railway branch line in Hertfordshire could be converted into a busway or light railway under plans to improve east-west orbital public... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is looking at options for outsourcing parts of the Network Rail empire to the private sector, The Independent reported this week. It... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is to commission a study into the development uplift that could be delivered by building a Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Direct trains are operating between Manchester Victoria and Burnley for the first time in over 40 years following construction of a new rail curve.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The local authorities and business leaders who are begging to prevent the cancellation of the eastern arm of HS2 perhaps should be aware that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
THE GOVERNMENT this week pledged to press ahead with its high-speed rail plans, as a sceptic of HS2 joined the Treasury and reports emerged that the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup’s plan for open access rail services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) from London to Edinburgh could cut the premia that the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
The Department for Transport has exempted several classes of older passenger trains from some of the disability regulations. EU legislation –... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The Chancellor is under pressure from business leaders to protect transport infrastructure in his summer Budget to set out how he will eliminate the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is consulting on two options for extending the London Overground to the Barking Riverside housing development on the north bank... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland is assessing tenders for a study to help understand how the soon-to-open Borders Railway changes people’s travel behaviour.... continue
Categories: Railways, Rural, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The prime Minister, David Cameron, this week signalled continuity for transport policy in England with the re-appointment of most of the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local authorities and business leaders on the eastern arm of the proposed high-speed rail network, HS2, are stepping up their lobbying to ensure the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The European Commission has given conditional approval to French state railway operator SNCF to acquire full control of Eurostar international... continue
Categories: Railways, Europe
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has launched the procurement process for a new advertising contract covering, for the first time, London Underground, London... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A rail station serving Ebbw Vale town in South Wales opens this weekend. The station is part of an £11.5m Welsh Government-funded programme to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
The proposed new section of the M4 around Newport is on a par with HS2, when the costs are compared with the population or transport budgets of Wales... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
Fresh from last week’s Tory General Election victory, the Chancellor, George Osborne, headed to Manchester this week to re-affirm his... continue
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