Electric trains will not run between Manchester and Bolton until May 2018 at the earliest, according to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, while Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has slammed services on the line as “completely unacceptable”.
Work is well underway to bring Preston’s grade two-listed covered market back into use in a £3m restoration and new-build project. Main contractor Conlon is looking to begin its phased handover of the project to market traders in December this year. [GALLERY]
Proposals by the Homes & Communities Agency for more 250 homes on farmland are due to be discussed by Preston Council’s planning committee on Friday, having been recommended for approval by planning officers.
Electrification of rail lines between Manchester and Preston has been hit by a delay, with works not due to complete until after its original end date of December 2017, according to a Greater Manchester Combined Authority report.