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Local Transport Today
People/people
Worcestershire County Council’s head of integrated transport Peter Blake is leaving to become Transport for London’s director of service... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Big variations in job creation statistics resulting from some HS2 stations are revealed in consultant Atkins’ study for the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
HS2 Ltd has responded to a report that the high-speed rail station at Birmingham Curzon Street could be scrapped.  New Civil Engineer said last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
  A double track rail connection between HS2 and HS1 could deliver cross-London rail services between Kent and the Midlands as well as... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT’s appraisal methods fail to capture the full extent of benefits that HS2 will bring, according to the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is reviewing the locations for HS2 stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to see if the current proposals offer the best... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
National Express has signed a £100m deal for 600 buses with British bus and coach builder, Alexander Dennis. The vehicles – a mix of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Graham Nalty
High-speed rail is a wonderful way to travel. You can relax, or eat, or do productive work on your computer whilst you travel and your journey is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Further job losses were being made at Centro, the West Midlands PTE, this month as part of a restructuring programme prompted by budget... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Ministers have blocked a proposal by local authorities in the West Midlands to take full responsibility for the management of local rail services... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is contributing £5m towards Centro’s £13m project to repair and improve the street-running section of the Midland Metro... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Buses in Birmingham have a big image problem, according to focus group research for the city council. “A high number of participants, including... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Birmingham City Council plans to study the pros and cons of introducing a Workplace Parking Levy in the city. Nottingham City Council is the only... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new consortium is to call for the London-West Midlands HS2 route to be re-planned to minimise its environmental impact and maximise the benefits of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
major changes to the Government’s high-speed rail project were signalled by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week as he responded to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The operator of Britain’s first point-to-point car club scheme has suspended its London operations but vowed to re-launch a scheme focused on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Birmingham have approved the implementation of 20mph speed limits across a wide area of the city despite a consultation finding a... continue
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