Network Rail adds to list of temporary closures

Network Rail has released further details of the programme that will see the 17 miles of rail between Blackpool and Preston closed for up to 18 weeks later this year, and announced that Ashton-under-Lyne’s railway station is to be closed for three weeks in July.

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Minister to address Northern Transport Summit on Monday

Transport minister Jesse Norman is due to address the Northern Transport Summit, organised by Place North West and Transport for the North, where he is expected to reaffirm the government's support for infrastructure investment across the North.

West Coast railway shortlist announced

The Department for Transport has this morning announced the shortlist for the new West Coast rail franchise. Virgin Trains and First Group are again competing, joined by MTR.

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Balfours names new MD

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has announced a new leader for the North as part of a senior management reshuffle.

Brown departs Transport for the North

Transport for the North has announced that chief executive David Brown is to leave the organisation in September. Brown will take up the post of managing director of Arriva Rail North, operator of the Northern rail franchise.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Burnham joins Northern Transport Summit line-up

Newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will discuss his plans for transport and infrastructure in the city region at the Northern Transport Summit later this month.