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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
For some time now, proponents of HS2 have given up on business and environmental cases, taking refuge in that quirky, murky, jargon-laden world of... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Before writing this week’s comment piece on rail investment, we thought we’d better just check that our impression that rail scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government is expected to propose out-of-town high-speed rail stations to serve the markets of South Yorkshire and Derby/Nottingham in the ... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Six consultancies have won places on the framework agreements to provide engineering and environmental services for phase two of the HS2 project that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin. This is a story about how the Department for Transport spectacularly mishandled the competition for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
DfT ministers were still grappling with how to resolve the geography of local transport bodies in three parts of England as LTT closed for press. In... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans have seized on data showing that Virgin Trains services leaving Euston in the evening peak... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
I was very pleased to read that Centro is planning a rail link to the proposed Birmingham Interchange station on HS2 (‘Rail link to HS2... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
It is probably safe to assume that festive cheer is in short supply at the DfT this year in the wake of Sam Laidlaw’s report on the West Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
A traffic commissioner has banned small bus operator Sandwell Travel from operating services from bus stands in Walsall following a public inquiry... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has given Virgin up to 23 more months to run the West Coast Main Line. Its franchise was due to expire this month. The extension follows the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro is developing plans for a local rail link to the proposed Birmingham Interchange HS2 station near Birmingham Airport, which would enable... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro could have to make further budget cuts after the conurbation’s seven metropolitan district councils warned that they may have to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro has appointed consultants to undertake a range of travel behaviour change activities using grant from the DfT’s Local Sustainable... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The UK’s first pay-by-the-minute car club has been launched in  three London boroughs – Islington, Sutton and Newham. The car2go... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council plans to reinstate supported bus services on Friday and Saturday evenings following criticisms that last year’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Drivers may be more willing to using toll roads than transport models predict, Atkins believes. In a section of the A14 study report, the consultant... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The DfT has appointed David Prout (pictured) to the new post of director general of HS2, overseeing delivery of the Government’s high-speed... continue
Parking Review
Business News
Q-Park is now working in partnership with two major Birmingham concert venues, the Town Hall and Symphony Hall. The partnership entitles Town Hall... continue
Parking Review
Safer Parking
Police are targeting lorry hijackers in the Midlands, a region it considers a hotspot for such crime. HGV crime has seen goods worth more than... continue
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