Network Rail adds to list of temporary closures

Network Rail has released further details of the programme that will see the 17 miles of rail between Blackpool and Preston closed for up to 18 weeks later this year, and announced that Ashton-under-Lyne’s railway station is to be closed for three weeks in July.

M60 Towns Development Conference 2017

M60 Towns: ‘Tough choices’ must be made on green belt

Laura Storey

The growth anticipated in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework requires tough choices to be made regarding green belt development, Cllr Richard Farnell, leader of Rochdale Council, told the audience at the M60 Towns Development Conference.

Pennington Marina

Marina operator reveals five-year strategy

British Waterways Marinas has revealed its five-year growth strategy, with investments across its portfolio of marinas amounting to £3m in the first year.

Irlam To Timperley Heritage Line Michael Portillo With Neil McArthur At Irlam Station

Portillo joins calls for Irlam heritage line

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Laura Storey

Former government minister and TV rail documentary presenter, Michael Portillo, joined with Talk Talk founder and local philanthropist Neil McArthur to launch a proposal for the opening of a heritage railway, pedestrian and cycle route on a viaduct between Irlam and Timperley.

Leigh Busway

Leigh busway reaches passenger landmark

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The Vantage guided busway service introduced to connect Leigh more effectively to Salford and Manchester has been used by two million passengers since launching in April 2016, operator First has announced.