Greater Manchester today launched its HS2 strategy, "The stops are just the start", detailing how HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail could deliver on wider economic growth across the North, and create landmark train stations akin to London St Pancras.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham will join Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram at the Northern Transport Summit, alongside Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, and chief executives from Transport for the North and a raft of Northern councils.
A consultation begins today into a refresh of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy, the plan which guides transport investment into commuter pinch points across the Cheshire and South Manchester boundary.
Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council told Place North West that the Government's confirmation last week of the requested full programme of works at Crewe train station will open the door for investment in towns such as Macclesfield.
Manchester City Council has unveiled further insight into its plans for Piccadilly station and its surrounds, in an updated Piccadilly Strategic Regeneration Framework document that allows for a hike in development volume along with passenger improvements.