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Government sets out next steps on Northern Powerhouse Rail between Liverpool and Manchester

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Ken Skates says M4 relief road costs would be 'astronomical'

WALES’ new transport secretary has said he “can’t see” an M4 relief road being built due to “astronomical” costs and the work that has already taken place on "alternative solutions".

Tuesday, 26 March 2024

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  • Ebbw Vale train frequency enhancement scheme startsEconomy and Transport Minister Ken Skates has announced a reopening of the feasibility study into increasing the frequency of trains running from Ebbw Vale to Cardiff. He is also calling on the UK Government once again to invest more fairly in Wales’ rail infrastructure, especially given the continued concentration of UK Government railway enhancement spending in the wealthier parts of the UK.

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  • Government confirms £12bn towards Northern Powerhouse RailThe Government has confirmed £12bn towards delivering Northern Powerhouse Rail “as previously set out”, including a new Liverpool to Manchester link.
  • Rail firm heading for the sidings as administrators alertedA railway equipment supplier in Birmingham is facing an uncertain future, understands. Solo Rail Solutions, which has its headquarters in Nechells but also has a base in Saltley, has posted a notice of intention to appoint administrators via law firm The Wilkes Partnership. The move will protect Solo Rail Solutions from creditor action for a period of ten days while the company tries to find a way forward.

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