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Liverpool Manchester rail plan announced will cut journey time in half

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Mayor, said the plans will boost the economy of the North West

Bolton MP warns against cutting Bee Network bus stops

Bus stops should not be cut in response to new Bee Network buses failing to hit targets, a Bolton MP says.

Rail plans for North and Midlands questioned

The NIC review includes new analysis on the railway network in the North and Midlands in light of the decision last autumn to cancel work on High Speed 2 north of Birmingham.

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  • Five-year investment plan for ‘Backbone of Britain’ railway revealedPassengers and freight customers are at the heart of the multi-billion pound 2024-29 business plan revealed by Network Rail’s North West and Central region... The regional Strategic Business Plan (SBP) covers the projected activities, outputs and cost of operating, maintaining and renewing its railway infrastructure between 2024 and 2029.

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