DfT extends flood-relief train until spring

A free train service set up to help Cumbrian residents affected by the recent floods will operate until May 2010 thanks to £750,000 of extra funding.

Stobart directors use shares as security

Michael Hunt

Carlisle-based logistics giant Stobart has announced its two directors have used significant shareholdings as security against loans.

Access road to Cumbria business park ‘to open in December’

Michael Hunt

Work on a new access road for Waterfront Business Park, currently under construction in Barrow-in-Furness, is expected to be completed by December this year. The Harding Rise road will not only serve the business park but has also been...

£176m PFI bypass to unlock Kingmoor Park expansion

Transport minister Sadiq Khan today announced the Department for Transport will invest up to £158m to fund the Carlisle Northern Development Route, a new 8.3km single carriageway road which will bypass Carlisle to the north connecting the A595 at...

Branson maps out 2020 vision for NW rail stations

Michael Hunt

Sir Richard Branson has included the modernisation of the train stations in Crewe, Preston and Carlisle as part of his 2020 vision for the West Coast Main Line. The founder of the Virgin group of companies said: "We are...