Lake District rail electrification passes green light

The Department for Transport has provisionally approved proposals for electric trains to run on the 10-mile route connecting Oxenholme Lake District station on the West Coast Mainline with Windermere station.

Repairs to Cumbrian road to start

The Highways Agency is carrying out overnight work to resurface the carriageway and repair potholes along five different sections of the A590 in Cumbria in August.

Stobart reports ‘solid results’

Stobart said revenue from continuing operations had increased by 11.8% to £500.4m for the 12 months ended 28 February 2011.

Stobart: Order book secured for year ahead

North West logistics giant Stobart said the severe weather before Christmas cost it £1.5m but performance this year is ahead of the same time in 2010.

Stobart issues positive update

Logistics group Stobart said trading is in line with expectations and significantly ahead of this time last year.

Stobart directors cash in £14m

Andrew Tinkler and William Stobart, chief executive and chief operating officer respectively, have sold a significant chunk of their stakes in the logistics group to 'satisfy strong institutional demand'.