Burnham calls for electrification commitment

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has demanded answers from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, following the minister’s comments last week that full electrification of the Manchester-Leeds railway may not take place.

Mersey Gateway registration opens

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Merseyflow, the tolling system set up to enable easy travel across the new Mersey Gateway bridge has reported a successful first day of registration, with 3,304 people signed up by midnight on Monday.

Halton Curve

Work starts on Halton Curve rail project

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Network Rail has started work on the 1.5 mile-long stretch of rail track intended to unlock leisure and business opportunities between the Liverpool city region, its airport, Cheshire and North Wales.

Contract signed for Trafford Metrolink line

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Transport for Greater Manchester has agreed terms with MPT, the consortium comprising Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales, for the extension of Metrolink through Trafford Park to the Trafford Centre.

August start for Vinci at £15.7m Wigan bus station

After the final bus service on Sunday 30 July, the existing station on Hallgate will close to the public so work can begin on a new facility on the same site, delivered by Transport for Greater Manchester.

Northern Transport Summit 2017

TfN begins quest for a new boss

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Transport for the North has launched its search for a new chief executive, following the June announcement that David Brown is to leave the transport body in September.