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...

Financial close draws near for Carlisle link road

Michael Hunt

Four banks are reportedly ready to take on equal shares of £90m debt to bring financial close for the Carlisle Northern Development Route in Cumbria. Banks including Barclays, Helaba, National Australia Bank and SMBC are reported to be involved...