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Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro’s new public transport smartcard for the West Midlands is to be branded ‘Swift’.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council has reached an agreement with train operator London Midland for a new Stratford-upon-Avon parkway rail station. Under the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Those promoting HS2 have spent circa £1bn pounds of taxpayer’s money promoting the thing. They should be ashamed of themselves, doubly so... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William Barter, Towcester NN12
I daresay Ross Clark of The Spectator is better placed than I am to speculate on the internal dynamics of the Conservative party, but whenever he... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Arriva Transport Solutions, the social services transport arm set up by Arriva last year, has completed a significant deal with the acquisition of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Geoff Inskip, chairman of PTEG and light rail representative body UK Tram, has called on the Department for Transport to set aside £100m per... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Arriva Transport Solutions, the social services transport arm set up by Arriva last year, has completed a significant deal with the acquisition of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro wants the DfT to include three West Midland rail schemes in the next five-year Control Period for the rail industry, beginning in 2014/15. The... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Imagine for a moment being Alison Munro. You’ve just been re-appointed chief executive of Government company HS2 Ltd for three more years when... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Flagging up its forthcoming print edition, The Spectator’s website on 13 June asked the question: “Why was David Cameron so lukewarm in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  Regular readers of the London Evening Standard can’t fail to have noticed that in recent weeks the paper has carried a relentless stream... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro will decide next week whether to formally tell the government that it wishes to take over responsibility for local rail services on behalf of... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro has estimated that three rail projects costing a total of £60m would have the potential to create more than 4,400 new jobs and boost the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Fifteen local authorities in the Midlands have joined forces to promote improvements to the A5 trunk road. Staffordshire, Leicestershire,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A company promoting plans for a high-speed rail interchange station close to Heathrow Airport has lodged a judicial review application against the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The need for more aviation capacity and the proposed high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham (and thence points north) continued to vie... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tim Pharoah
One little word in the article on the M6 Toll illustrates precisely why it is a bad idea to use private money to fund road capacity:... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Parsons Brinckerhoff has won two design contracts, worth £8m in total, under HS2 Ltd’s professional services framework. The contracts... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Birmingham City Council is to press the Government to find a new depot location for trains using the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
People/people
The company set up by Government to deliver a high-speed rail network between London and the north of England. Munro has led HS2 since it was... continue
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