Closures planned in £27m Warrington track upgrade

The West Coast main line will close for 16 days this summer as Network Rail carries out upgrades to the Acton Grange junction in Warrington, a key section of track on the route between Crewe and Preston.

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Preston wins Transforming Cities cash

The Preston city region is to receive £50,000 to develop a business case for transport improvements as it seeks to secure a share of £2.5bn Government funding.

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Construction edges closer on £190m Preston link road

Lancashire County Council is set to sign off an updated planning application for a £190m road linking the A583 with Cottam and the M55 with the project due to start next year subject to approval from the Secretary of State.

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Porsche Centre gains consent in Preston

Bowker Motor Group has received permission to build a 43,000 sq ft Porsche showroom in Preston, and is planning to start on site in the spring with the building due to open later this year.

No electric trains on Bolton line until May 2018

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Electric trains will not run between Manchester and Bolton until May 2018 at the earliest, according to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, while Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has slammed services on the line as “completely unacceptable”.