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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nigel King, High Wycombe HP14
The plans for HS2 seem to be getting more and more complex each week and the ever-rising costs and prolonged timescale for even Phase One lead me to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury SY3
Chris Oldham is right about the excessive time to build HS2 (Letters LTT 26 Jul). In 1846 the Great Northern Railway obtained a bitterly contested... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Centro has awarded Balfour Beatty the contract to extend Midland Metro through Birmingham city centre. The 1.4km extension will run from... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Network Rail hopes to free up capacity on the West Coast Main Line to allow Virgin Trains to introduce new services between London and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has given the go-ahead to two major improvements to busy intersections in the Midlands, following the completion of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Hoad, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
I am writing to pass on some information relating to the on-going HS2 study that I believe significantly affects how it should be viewed. Based on my... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans have vowed to fight on after the Court of Appeal rejected their legal case this week. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Birmingham city centre's tunnels have been closed for six weeks of refurbishment work in a plan agreed by the city council in order to reduce its... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 27 June transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin used the conservativehome website to promote the benefits of the Government’s planned HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London-West Midlands high-speed line has a 95% probability of being delivered for below £21.4bn (2011 prices), according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has been artificially inflated using favourable assumptions. Andrew Forster
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London to West Midlands high-speed line will slip by years because the Hybrid Bill granting powers to construct the line will get... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Staffordshire County Council is tendering for a ‘strategic delivery partner’ to deliver services including highways maintenance,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Herefordshire Council has appointed Balfour Beatty Living Places to deliver a public realm contract including highway maintenance, highway schemes,... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
An interesting story lands on LTT’s desk concerning the leader of the UK Independence Party, Mr Nigel Farage. Apparently, according to The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a ten-year contract worth £200 million by Herefordshire Council. The integrated contract covers highways... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Conservation chiefs in the Chilterns have criticised the Government’s draft environmental statement for the London-West Midlands high- speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Coventry City Council is to withdraw from anti-HS2 local authority group 51m and instead try to maximise the benefits to the city of the proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Coventry City Council is pressing ahead with plans for a new pedestrian boulevard linking the rail station to the city centre. The council is about... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Black Country and Berkshire may establish joint committees to strengthen governance over transport and other matters. The... continue
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