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Liverpool2 records largest container delivery

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The Port of Liverpool’s deep-water container terminal has broken a new terminal record after a boat docked and exchanged 5,400 containers, the highest number seen from a single vessel since the port extension opened in 2016.

Northern Train

Government takes back Northern franchise

Dan Whelan

The Government has taken control of rail services across the North, a month after transport secretary Grant Shapps stripped Northern of its franchise, and will pursue an “ambitious plan” to improve the ailing network with the help of an advisory panel of local leaders.

The Rocket

Rocket revamp receives funding boost

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The proposed £120m redesign of Liverpool’s Rocket junction, the congestion hotspot at the end of the M62, is to advance to the next stage after the Department for Transport confirmed it would contribute £1.25m towards an outline business case.

Manchester Piccadilly Station

Industry reacts to HS2 approval

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Boris Johnson has given the go-ahead in the House of Commons today to the High Speed 2 rail project, a move welcomed by regional business leaders – with caveats.

Barbour Infrastructure Figs

Region ‘top for infrastructure awards’ in 2019

Dan Whelan

The North West scooped the highest value of infrastructure contract awards in 2019 of all UK regions, thanks mainly to the £1.5bn Sellafield decommissioning project, according to data analyst Barbour ABI.