Southport Pier improvements start

Major refurbishment work on Southport Pier has started as part of a multi-million pound project benefiting the whole resort. Sefton Council secured £2m from the Coastal Community Fund in order to undertake the extensive works to the Pier – the oldest cast iron pier in the UK and second longest. The overall project will deliver … Read more

Improving bus travel in St Helens

Bus users in St Helens are benefitting from £1.5m investment in improving bus travel thanks to the work of the Liverpool City Region Better Bus Area project (BBA). The BBA is a positive collaboration between Merseytravel, St Helens Knowsley and Halton Borough Councils and bus operators Arriva, Stagecoach, Halton Transport and Huyton Travel. Together they … Read more

Continued focus on industry improvement required to ensure ongoing safety of Britain’s railways

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its Annual Report on Railway Health and Safety performance which shows passengers on the mainline railway continued to be assured of a safe journey on Britain’s railways.  However, ORR identifies challenges which must be carefully managed if passengers and workers are to continue to be protected. During … Read more

£50 million investment in M6 Knutsford roundabout

Highways England is planning a major, £50 million improvement of the roundabout at junction 19 of the M6 motorway near Knutsford – with the backing of drivers. The ‘Option A’ idea, to provide a new bridge across the middle of the roundabout where the motorway meets the A556, received the backing of three quarters of drivers, … Read more

Have your say on local cycling and walking improvements

St Helens Council wants to hear your views on how cycling and walking infrastructure can be improved in the borough by taking part in a consultation exercise. The local authority has secured dedicated sustainable transport funding from the Liverpool City Region Local Growth Fund to improve the cycling and walking infrastructure in the borough in … Read more