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Local Transport Today
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The British Chambers of Commerce warns the Chancellor ahead of his emergency Budget next week that lack of investment in transport infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
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Public consultation has begun on North Somerset Council’s plans to restore passenger rail services on the former Portishead branch. Passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lancashire County Council is exploring if the Blackpool South – Preston railway line (the South Fylde line) could be integrated with the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is considering relocating the town’s railway station closer to the town centre. Solihull says the... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
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The Government has made provision for a future connection between London’s east-west Crossrail and the West Coast Main Line in a proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Network Rail’s study of creating a second rail route into Devon was far too limited in its scope, according to a new report commissioned by the... continue
Local Transport Today
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London mayor Boris Johnson has approved £29m for a project to improve rail services between Stratford and the Upper Lee Valley. The funding... continue
Local Transport Today
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Buses could be banned from London’s Oxford Street – or their numbers dramatically reduced – when Crossrail opens in 2019,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Countryside campaigners have criticised Worcestershire County Council’s proposed parkway rail station near Worcester. Worcester Parkway would... continue
Local Transport Today
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Edwina Hart, Wales’ minister for economy, science and transport, has announced that she will step down at next year’s Welsh Assembly... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has already spent in the region of £1bn on its high-speed rail project, new figures reveal. The annual report and accounts of... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Major rail enhancements across the country could be postponed or scrapped altogether in a review of Network Rail’s troubled investment... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week  appointed London transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy to chair Network Rail and sort out the... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
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Fife Council has appointed consultant SYSTRA to study re-opening the railway from Thornton to Methil and Leven to passengers and potentially freight.... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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Lancashire County Council has appointed consultant Mott MacDonald to prepare a masterplan for Preston, taking account of  HS2 and Network... continue
Local Transport Today
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Passenger numbers on London Underground continued rising in the year to 31 March but the capital’s bus ridership stagnated and tram patronage... continue
Local Transport Today
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National Express Group (NEG) has been named preferred bidder for two further rail contracts in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The contracts... continue
Categories: Railways, Europe
Local Transport Today
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The DfT and Transport for London have re-appointed Jacobs Engineering Group on a five-year contract to act as project representative for the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 45 new trains for use on lines in east and north London. The contract... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm
Network Rail had missed 30 out of its 84 planned Office for Rail and Road  (for England & Wales) by the end o... continue
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