Demolition of Glenburn Sports College

County Councillor John Fillis has welcomed the decision to demolish Glenburn Sports College as part of Lancashire County Council, Skelmersdale Rail Link Project. Cllr John Fillis said “The economic benefits that the demolition of this building would open up to not only the local area but Lancashire as a whole are enormous. This will enable … Read more

Passengers reminded to check before they travel during Bolton station improvement work in August

As work continues to provide a better railway between Manchester and Preston, Bolton passengers are being reminded of changes to train services this August. For 16 days between Saturday 12 August and Sunday 27 August 2017, Network Rail’s orange army will continue work to upgrade the railway through Bolton in preparation for electric trains running … Read more

Wigan confirmed as gateway to HS2 in the North West

Business and council leaders have welcomed final approval from Government of the HS2 route which confirms Wigan as the North West’s gateway to high speed rail. The decision to approve the phase 2 HS2 route was announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and was hailed by business leaders as a major inward investment opportunity for … 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

Transport for the North welcomes HS2 Phase 2b announcement

Transport for the North welcomes today’s announcement from government confirming the proposed HS2 Phase 2b routes north of Birmingham, including confirmation of related plans for developing the Northern Powerhouse Rail network.   Nigel Foster, Strategy Director for Transport for the North, said:   “Today’s announcement is another step forward in ensuring the North will have … Read more

Work gets underway on ‘Halton Curve’ to boost Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and North Wales rail links

Alun Cairns: Improvements will help unlock economic growth opportunities for North Wales Work has started on the 1.5 miles of rail track, known as the ‘Halton Curve’, that will unlock leisure and business opportunities between the Liverpool City Region, its airport, Cheshire and North Wales. Leaders and key officials will today (Friday 14th July) be marking … Read more