The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.
Network Rail did not identify severe corrosion on a structure carrying overhead lines into Liverpool Lime Street despite carrying out two inspections in the months running up to the station's emergency closure in January, according to information released to Place North West.
By mutual agreement, Liverpool City Council has ended its highways contract with Amey, reflecting a council-wide review that has seen parks services, street cleaning, bin collections, IT, HR and payroll services all returned to direct council control.
A project to replace the Great Howard Street Bridge on the A565 in Liverpool has seen construction costs grow by more than £1m due to delayed service diversions and “unforeseen issues”, according to the council.
Following the launch of Transport for the North’s draft 30-year strategy earlier today, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has said he will write to the Prime Minister over what he sees as an obvious conflict of interest in the Government that could impact TfN’s growth plans.