Halton Curve

Easter rail upgrades to add Liverpool-Chester services

A series of planned closures over the Easter period will pave the way for additional hourly services between Liverpool and Chester, faster travel between Manchester and Stalybridge, and the introduction of new trains between Manchester and Preston.

Great Howard Street Bridge

Costs rise on £10m Liverpool bridge replacement

A project to replace the Great Howard Street Bridge on the A565 in Liverpool has seen construction costs grow by more than £1m due to delayed service diversions and “unforeseen issues”, according to the council.