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.

John Cridland CBE

Northern Transport Summit agenda announced

The programme for the first Northern Transport Summit, held by Place North West and Transport for the North, has been revealed, including high-profile keynote speeches and panel sessions on local government, rail, multimodal transport, and the private sector outlook.

AECOM picks up cruise terminal work

The global engineering giant has been selected to manage and supervise site investigation works for Liverpool’s proposed £50m permanent cruise liner terminal.