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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro has finalised a statutory quality bus partnership scheme to improve bus service standards in Birmingham city centre. The SQP specifies that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nigel King, High Wycombe, Bucks HP14
I was very pleased to read Mike Crowhurst’s letter about high-speed rail (LTT 2 Feb). It is great to be reminded that the arguments are not... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Whilst the DfT is right to state that the “primary objective” of HS2 is to increase rail capacity (‘HS2 isn’t about reducing... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd has awarded the first contract from the environmental services Lot of its professional services framework to Arup, supported by URS Scott... continue
New Transit
People
FirstGroup has appointed Richard Parry in the newly created role in the West Coast Intercity rail franchise bid team. Parry joins the group after 19... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Network Rail and Birmingham City Council have appointed retail consultant Keith Stone to lead the leasing of the Pallasades shopping centre, which is... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Warwickshire County Council has appointed consultant Mott MacDonald to produce the outline designs for the new Stratford Parkway Station scheme. The... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Centro has teamed up with Rotala Buses to launch the Signature smartcard, allowing passengers in the West Midlands to pay fares electronically for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Hundreds of millions of pounds of transport infrastructure could be needed to support an ‘economic gateway’ in the M42 corridor of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council plans to trial the effectiveness of 20mph speed limits on three types of residential street: a Radburn-style... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bidders for the new West Coast Main Line rail will be “required to consider the development and implementation” of station travel plans... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire councils have drafted a memorandum of understanding to commit the authorities to collaborate across service areas... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Staffordshire County Council is proposing to add £20m to its highways maintenance capital budget to be funded by planned asset sales. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mark Cartwright, Centaur Consulting, Guildford, Surrey GU2
It appears now that the HS2 rail spine will be built, and from 2026 passengers will be able to travel from London to Birmingham in 45 minutes (ibid).... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, Chairman, Railfuture, Leeds LS25
My compliments on your thorough coverage of the Government’s statement on HS2 (ibid). Now that it is out, perhaps it is time I had my say on... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Congratulations on your succinct coverage of the Government’s HS2 decision, it usefully pulled together a wide range of complicated issues (LTT... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Halcrow parent company CH2M Hill has won the contract to act as development partner for the next phase of engineering, design and environmental work... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
When high-speed rail was first touted as a much-needed investment for the UK by Jim Steer, founder of Greengauge 21, it met with a cautious response... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury SY3
Graham Nalty is right about the time penalty to passengers of having to change stations in Birmingham for high-speed rail (Letters LTT 5 Jan). Other... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Crampton, Department of economics, University of Reading RG6
I was interested in the article reporting that in Dudley, West Midlands, the commissioned consultants had found no evidence of a relationship between... continue
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