West Cumbrian bypass to open for Christmas

The new stretch of A595 between Parton and Lillyhall, connecting West Cumbria and the towns of Whitehaven and Workington with the M6 motorway at Penrith via the A66, is due to reopen fully before Christmas, the Highways Agency said in...

NWDA/ERDF award £9.8m for road into Barrow business park

Funding for the access road into the Waterfront Business Park in Barrow-in-Furness has been granted by the North West Development Agency and European Regional Development Fund. The funding, split £4.9m from each source, includes the first ERDF grant for...

Stobart agrees to public meeting over airport fears

Representatives from Stobart Air will field questions about plans for the expansion of Carlisle Airport at a public meeting tomorrow night. The meeting at Brampton's William Howard School will examine plans to create a 371,000 sq ft warehouse for...

Network Rail admits causing Cumbria rail crash

Michael Hunt

The derailment of a train at Grayrigg in Cumbria last February was responsibility of Network Rail, according to a final report released today by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. Network Rail blamed the failure of its infrastructure as the...

Stobart buoyant about economic climate

Michael Hunt

Carlisle-based Stobart has said it expects the current economic climate to prevent a challenge rather than a threat, following its report of revenue from continuing operations topping nearly £200m. Within its report of interim results for the first six...

Access road to Cumbria business park approved

Michael Hunt

Work on a new access road for Waterfront Business Park, currently under construction in Barrow-in-Furness, is expected to start in a matter of weeks after Cumbria County Council's granted planning consent. The Harding Rise road will not only serve...

Cumbria Vision report backs airport expansion

Stobart's planned development of Carlisle Airport could protect and create 1,500 jobs while contributing £38m a year to Cumbria's economy, according to a new study commissioned by Cumbria Vision. The economic development agency is lobbying local and central government...

Revamped Maryport marina completed

Capita and Cumbrian building contractor Stobbarts have completed the £1.7m redevelopment of Maryport Marina for West Lakes Renaissance, the...

Stobart to lobby DfT for longer trucks to cut fuel costs

Andrew Tinkler, chief executive of Cumbria-based haulage giant Stobart, will meet with ministers from the department for transport next week to discuss the possibility of introducing longer trailers onto the UK's roads to help counter rising fuel costs. Tinkler...