Manchester interim mayor Tony Lloyd says the approval of HS2’s first phase from London to Birmingham must be the catalyst for the speedy progression of phase two to Manchester.
Chancellor George Osborne has been told he either needs to ‘put up or shut up’ by an Ashton Labour MP after plans to electrify the railway line between Manchester and Leeds seem to have been out on hold.
The rail network in Manchester and the North of England is to be revitalised between now and 2020, according to new government plans.
Plans to provide more seats, more services and a fleet of brand new trains throughout the North of England by 2020 are revealed by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin.
Manchester speak out against Prime Minister David Cameron’s approval of plans to build the high-speed rail link, HS3, in the North West
Bolton businessmen cleared of buying stolen railway cable as ‘pushy’ undercover police go too far with FOUR visits
Three Bolton businessmen accused of buying stolen railway cable have been cleared of all wrongdoing – after a judge said they were ‘worn down’ to break the law by pushy undercover police officers.
HS2 latest: Osborne and Cameron reveal dream of ‘Northern Powerhouse’… with Manchester at the centre
Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne stopped by Manchester Victoria train station and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) following the announcement of a proposed HS3 high-speed railway line to connect northern cities from Liverpool to Hull.
There was commuter ‘chaos’ near Bolton earlier this morning – as a horse brought rush-hour trains to a standstill.
Some services were delayed by up to 35 minutes when the horse entered the track between Farnworth and Moses Gate stations shortly before 6.30am this morning.
On track: Olympic cycling champion Jason Kenny joins Transpennine Express for Piccadilly train-ing session
The three-time Olympic cyclist was the rail company’s secret celebrity guest at the launch event for the changes introduced on Friday, showcasing a cycling challenge that allowed commuters to win free return tickets.
A new report released by the government’s Growth Taskforce suggests the HS2 rail network will boost jobs and the economy
Bemused commuters share Manchester Piccadilly Station with caged man to promote novel for World Book Day
Attention-grabbing display of man in cage at Manchester Piccadilly was to promote the new supernatural thriller Half Bad and to mark World Book Day in the UK.