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.

West Warrington Transport

Warrington to trigger £8.2m Omega highways spending

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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.

M6 Smart Motorway

Kier takes on Carillion staff on smart motorway schemes

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.

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NW in 2018 | North stars

Clever money looking for a home in the North West need look no further than the 40 square miles of Cheshire and North Staffordshire covered by the Constellation Partnership, writes Jackie Sadek.

North West Crewe Package

Crewe roads project goes before CE cabinet

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet will next week be asked to approve spending to take the £41.6m North West Crewe Package towards a planning application in spring 2018.