Piccadilly and Victoria to be linked by rail Read more

Piccadilly and Victoria to be linked by rail

Piccadilly and Victoria to be linked by rail: Manchester’s Piccadilly and Victoria rail stations are to be linked by rail for the first time, after a detailed inquiry into the £85m Ordsall Chord has been approved by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin. It says: “The Secretary of State notes that the current […]

Transport improvements for the North will boost economy Read more

Transport improvements for the North will boost economy

Transport improvements for the North will boost economy: Released on Friday (March 20) by Patrick McLoughlin (Transport Secretary) and George Osborne (Chancellor), a report focuses on advancements for the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ through improvements in transport infrastructure. These improvements will boost the Northern economy by £44bn, which equates to an extra £1,600 per person. The report’s […]

The General Election 2015 Read more

The Budget: further devolved powers for Greater Manchester

The Budget: further devolved powers for Greater Manchester: Greater Manchester are one of only two regions to be given the right to keep 100% of their business growth, in further devolved powers for the Northern region which will come into effect from April. ‘Symbolic’, so believes Pennine Business News’ Reuben Cutts, after a six-month period […]

Renovation of Victoria Station nears completion Read more

Renovation of Victoria Station nears completion

Renovation of Victoria Station nears completion: The five-year renovation project at Manchester’s northern rail hub is almost complete. Costing £44m, the project will be finished in the spring. So far, a new access route to the Arena and an extended roof for the station have been added. The roof spans 10,000 sq metres, and contains […]