Manchester

THE first class 331 Civity EMU for Arriva Trains Northern was presented to media and stakeholders at CAFs Zaragoza plant on January 31.
THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10.
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…
LIGHT rail capacity in Manchester city centre increased significantly on February 26 with the opening of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing.
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…
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…
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…
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