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Use HS2 cash for main lines instead, ministers are told [subscription]

The high-speed rail line HS2 should be scrapped and bottlenecks eliminated on the conventional network instead, ministers have been told.

Greater Manchester set to become first in country to take public control over bus network

Greater Manchester will consult on bringing the region’s bus network back into public control – making it the first place in the country to use new powers over buses.

County council says rail link to Heathrow must be built before airport is expanded

Council leader Tim Oliver said Surrey residents are 'meat in sandwich' between Heathrow and Gatwick airports

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  • LETTER: Please, First, give us printed bus timetablesMy mother uses the bus service in and around York and always has a current timetable for all First York services, so on hearing there was a new timetable for the number 11 bus, she went to York Railway Station to collect one. However, she was told these are now only available online.

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  • Electric Bus Fleet for Glasgow AirportGlasgow Airport introduced a fleet of zero-emission electric buses to its car park operation on October 8. The three-strong fleet of all-electric battery buses, which were built in Scotland by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), will replace the current diesel fleet used to shuttle passengers between the terminal and the airport’s Long-Stay Car Park.
  • Boroughs to stump up to support GM bus franchising costs Greater Manchester CA is to press ahead with the only bus franchising scheme outside London, at a forecast net cost of £134.5m. At a meeting of the CA on Monday mayor Andy Burnham (Lab) and his cabinet gave the go-ahead for a £660,000 public consultation…

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