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25
Jan

Network Rail to continue work on Ordsall Chord

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Network Rail has confirmed it will progress work on the Ordsall Chord link despite a further legal challenge from the former Institution of Civil Engineers president and a former consultant on the project, Mark Whitby. The intracity railway which will link Manchester’s Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations was originally proposed in the late 1970s […]

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15
Jan

A Greater Lancashire?

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This week, the starting gun has been fired for the consultation as to whether there should be a combined authority for Lancashire. This has been a long journey, and many have called for such a body for some time. With Lancashire noticeably absent from the Chancellor’s Northern Powerhouse trip to China towards the end of […]

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15
Jan

Institution of Civil Engineers calls for overhaul of Northern transport

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Following a call for evidence in November 2015 by the National Infrastructure Commission, the Institution of Civil Engineers has suggested that an overhaul of the North of England’s transport network is required to deliver the Northern Powerhouse vision. Chaired by Lord Adonis, the National Infrastructure Commission is an independent body that was established in 2015 […]

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07
Jan

Northern Powerhouse: Where’s the funding?

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The National Audit Office this week published a report which raises questions about the ability of the Government to deliver major projects over the next five years. The scope of the report is wide, focussing on the Government Major Projects Portfolio, and highlights that the current administration has committed £170bn of spending to 30 infrastructure […]

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