Rail Electrification

More closures planned for Manchester to Preston railway

The railway between Manchester, Bolton, and Preston will close for nine days in late August and early September as Network Rail looks to complete electrification works that are already running months behind schedule.

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REIT picks up Stobart Widnes site

LXi REIT has acquired the freehold interest in Stobart’s industrial and office headquarters complex in Widnes for £25.5m in a sale and leaseback deal, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.5%.

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COMMENT | Rail freight’s Powerhouse potential

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We’ve heard a lot about the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse.  Column inches and manifestos are full of debates on how best to realise this vision of economic and social regeneration, writes Chris Swan of Tarmac.

TfN pleads for Northern action in Cumbria

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Transport for the North has urged train operator Northern to present options for restoring rail services on the Lakes Line as soon as possible, calling for resumption of some kind by week five of the interim timetable period "at the very latest".


Start date set for £55m A500 upgrade

Cheshire East is aiming to have funding in place for its £55m upgrade of the A500 by the end of the year after it submitted a business case to the Department for Transport earlier this week, with the council aiming to start the project by spring 2020.