A consultation begins today into a refresh of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy, the plan which guides transport investment into commuter pinch points across the Cheshire and South Manchester boundary.
Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council told Place North West that the Government's confirmation last week of the requested full programme of works at Crewe train station will open the door for investment in towns such as Macclesfield.
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.
A series of planned closures over the Easter period will pave the way for additional hourly services between Liverpool and Chester, faster travel between Manchester and Stalybridge, and the introduction of new trains between Manchester and Preston.
Warrington Council’s executive board will next week be asked to give the go-ahead to Omega Local Highways Phase 3, a series of improvements to the road network around the Omega site, now firmly established as a logistics hotspot and moving into a phase of residential development.
Around 150 Carillion employees are due to join Kier on smart motorways projects, including a £130m scheme to upgrade the M6 between Crewe and Knutsford, after Kier took over the work from its collapsed joint venture partner.
Following the launch of Transport for the North’s draft 30-year strategy earlier today, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has said he will write to the Prime Minister over what he sees as an obvious conflict of interest in the Government that could impact TfN’s growth plans.
Transport for the North has agreed its draft strategic plan, which calls for sustained investment in the region's railways and roads over the next 30 years, including more rail connections between Liverpool and London.