Lamonte to depart TfGM

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Jon Lamonte, chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester, is to leave to take charge of Sydney Metro, a body created this year to build and operate the Australian city’s new $20bn metro network.

Focus Transport Planning Team

Trio launch transport planning consultancy

Wilmslow-based Focus Transport Planning opened for business this month, under the leadership of directors Andrew Bell, Mike Hughes and Kayley Goulbourne.

Great Howard Street (A565) By Stanley Dock

Key Liverpool road to close for four weeks

Contractor Osborne is to begin work this week on installing underground utility trenches as part of the £22m Great Howard Street upgrade, meaning the lanes inbound to Liverpool city centre from its northern fringe will be closed for four weeks from Blackstone Street.

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TfN reports George appointment and compensation deals

Transport for the North has announced that industry veteran Richard George has been appointed by Government to liaise with TfN on both infrastructure and train operations, the body having requested such a role be created this summer.

WSP Road Appointment

WSP engaged on next stage of Pennine tunnel project

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The engineering consultancy has been appointed by Highways England to undertake a technical study to strengthen the strategic and economic argument for a package of transport schemes including a part-tunnel, part-surface route across the Pennines.

Piccadilly Traffic

Regional cities top congestion table

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Manchester suffers the worst traffic congestion of any English location outside London, according to the National Infrastructure Commission, with Liverpool close behind in second.

Kevin Riley

Transport specialist returns to WSP

Kevin Riley has rejoined WSP after 15 years at Aecom and most recently Mott MacDonald, as director of transport in the Liverpool office.