Halton Curve

Easter rail upgrades to add Liverpool-Chester services

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.

A49 Link Road

Redesigned A49 link road gets £9m funding boost

Work on a new £20m link road between the A49 and Westwood Park looks set to begin, two-and-a-half years after a contract for the project was first awarded, with a funding package of £9m due to be signed off this week.

Salford Central

Salford Central station upgrades delayed again

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Works to improve Salford Central station, including improvements to existing facilities and extending platforms to improve capacity, may not begin until 2019, according to a report to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Farnworth Masterplan AEW

GMCA to sign off funding for Farnworth town centre

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is expected to approve a £2m funding package to overhaul Farnworth bus station, and invest in public realm and access in the town centre when it meets this Friday.

Wigan M58 Link Road

Road schemes secure funding

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Highways projects in Wigan and Cumbria have been included in a £67m programme of road upgrades announced by government to unlock housing and employment.

Port Salford Greenway

More than 10km of cycling routes planned for Salford

Charlie Schouten

Around 10km of cycle paths, including routes linking Swinton and Monton, are “ready to go” as part of an investment in cycling infrastructure across Salford and Greater Manchester, according to the designers behind the scheme.

Bernadette Bone

NW in 2018 | A bridge in time

The opening of the Ordsall Chord railway bridge at the beginning of November 2017 was a huge milestone in the Great North Rail Project and in early December the first train crossed the new lines between Victoria and Piccadilly stations, writes Bernadette Bone. However, construction works associated with the Ordsall Chord project are continuing.