Wednesday, 13 December 2017 06:37

New Manchester cross-city link opens

THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10.
Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:00

HS2 poised for start of construction

Preliminary works are now underway for the first phase of Britain’s HS2 project to build a 338km high-speed network linking London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. David Briginshaw reviews progress on…
TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded MPact Thales (MPT), a consortium of Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales, a contract to design and construct the extension of the city’s Metrolink…
BRITAIN’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has identified its “top 12 major infrastructure priorities which require urgent action,” which includes three rail projects, all of which are in the top four…
Monday, 27 February 2017 04:53

Manchester completes Second City Crossing

LIGHT rail capacity in Manchester city centre increased significantly on February 26 with the opening of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing.
Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:24

HS2 Phase 2B consultants appointed

BRITAIN’s second high-speed rail venture HS2 took a step forward on February 9 as it confirmed that contracts will be awarded to CH2M, Arup, an Aecom/Capita/Ineco joint venture, and a…
Friday, 03 February 2017 08:14

CAF orders MTU power packs for Northern DMUs

ROLLS-ROYCE announced on February 3 that it will supply 140 MTU Series 1800 power packs to CAF, Spain, to equip 55 Civity regional DMUs which will enter service in northern…
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:22

KeolisAmey to operate Manchester Metrolink

TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded a joint venture of Keolis and Amey a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the city’s 92km Metrolink light rail network.
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) successfully completed £100m of infrastructure upgrade work comprising 200 projects over the Christmas period, with a team of 24,000 accumulating 600,000 hours of work…
Friday, 14 October 2016 05:22

Manchester tram line given go ahead

TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) announced on October 13 that it will expand its Metrolink network after plans for a new £350m tram line through Trafford Park were given the…
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