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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Seddon, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6
Your item on cycle parking at Old Trafford (In Passing LTT 08 Mar) reminded me of a story told by parents about their first house in the mid-1950s.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Worcestershire County Council has made a YouTube video featuring its highways manager singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s My Way to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro HAS called on the Government to ‘level the playing field’ on rail investment between the West Midlands and Greater Manchester/West... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities opposed to the Government’s high-speed rail plans have vowed to carry on their legal fight despite the High Court last week... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 16 March The Daily Telegraph editorialised on last week’s court ruling on the legality, or otherwise, of various aspects of the... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Extending the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail line on to Manchester and Leeds will drive regeneration and transform travel patterns,... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Proposals have been put forward for a £35m revamp of the Elliot’s Field Retail Park, near Rugby, in Warwickshire. The plans include... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Legion Parking Services staff came to the aid of motorists whose cars were being submerged by rising waters in Doxey Marshes, near Stafford. On 11... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council is bidding to Network Rail’s New Stations Fund for a contribution towards a new £11.3m station at Kenilworth,... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Parking in a Northamptonshire town is to be redesigned at a cost of £100,000 to improve air quality. This follows funding from the Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given final approval to a package of road, public transport, walking and cycling improvements in Worcester. The Department will provide... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Parry, the inventor of the Parry People Mover Railcars, has stepped down as chairman of Pre Metro Operations Ltd, the train operating company... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd has awarded contracts to take the project north of Birmingham forward. AECOM will provide engineering services for the Birmingham-Manchester... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Walsall Council is earmarking funds of £250,000 to convert grass verges into parking areas. Sites have not yet been revealed but similar... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Parking in a Northamptonshire town is to be redesigned at a cost of £100,000 to improve air quality. This follows funding from the Highways... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Construction is to begin in May on a new railway station for Northampton. The £20m scheme, which will have twice the capacity of the current... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Manchester Piccadilly The high-speed station would be built alongside the existing Manchester Piccadilly station. A mixed use development could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
In all, the northern extensions require the demolition of 227 residential properties, 179 commercial properties, 42 industrial properties and five... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Roadworks on the M6 in the West Midlands are helping to boost the number of drivers using the M6 Toll, according to the toll road’s operator,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council is going out to procurement for five highways and structural work framework agreements worth a total of £8m over... continue
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