Plans to improve Manchester’s existing tram network were agreed by transport minister Tom Harris today.
An £85.3m upgrade of the Blackpool & Fleetwood tram system has been given the go-ahead after the Government said it would give £60.3m to the scheme.
More than £1.76m is to be invested in modernising access to seven of Merseyside’s railway stations.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is testing on-site renewable energy production with two wind turbines as it attempts to reduce its environmental impact.
Kellogg’s, one of Trafford Park’s largest occupiers, has joined the ‘No’ campaign against a congestion charge for Greater Manchester.
Merseytravel has hired rail contractor First Engineering to reopen the Olive Mount Chord between the Port of Liverpool and the West Coast Main Line.
The number of passengers travelling through Liverpool John Lennon Airport rose by 11% to 5.5m in 2007.
Peel Ports has submitted plans for phase two of a multi-modal logistics hub at the Port of Liverpool which will add 400,000 sq ft of warehousing.
Bury council has become the third authority to withdraw its support for Greater Manchester’s congestion charge proposals.
Off-shore property investors resident in the Channel Islands will soon be able to benefit from a daily EasyJet service between Liverpool and Jersey.
Virgin Trains and Eurostar are to offer return fares from North West stations to France and Belgium when London’s St Pancras International reopens.
EasyJet claims it has carried 17.5m passengers through Liverpool John Lennon Airport and generated £160m for the local economy in the past ten years.
Manchester’s roads are the second slowest in the UK and the fourth slowest in Europe with an average speed of 17.4mph, according to a new survey.
Transport minister, Rosie Winterton, has announced proposals to increase rail capacity through Manchester.
Thriving Salford Quays is to be rewarded with improved transport links following an £8m grant from the North West Development Agency to buy carriages.
Figures released by Virgin Trains show that passenger numbers between the North West and London have grown by at least two-thirds since 2005
The regeneration of Liverpool’s waterfront has reached a major milestone with the new cruise liner facility welcoming its first vessels prior to an official opening ceremony later this month.
The Greater Manchester areas of Tameside and Oldham have topped a table of the places in the UK where traffic has grown fastest in the last decade.
Improvements planned for Lime Street Station include a new information centre and ticket office for Virgin’s Pendolino service to London.
The owner of Carlisle Airport will submit a planning application in September to redevelop the site into an international airport with daily flights.
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