27 Aug '14, 4pm

Liverpool City Region’s 30-year rail future detailed in new strategy

The rail schemes that will support and grow the Liverpool City Region economy over the next 30 years by improving links within it and to cities and towns further afield, have been detailed in a Long Term Rail Strategy. The document will be put to the Merseytravel Committee next week (4 September) before going to the Combined Authority for approval on 19 September. A draft blueprint, which outlined the package of 12 rail priorities, was approved by both bodies in May. The full strategy details potential individual schemes within these ‘themes’, the rationale behind them and possible timescales. The transformation HS2 could bring is reflected in the schemes being taken forward as is the importance of developing east – west connectivity across the whole of the north, including key programmes already in development such as electrification of the lines between Liverpool and Man...

Full article: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/about-us/media-centre/news...

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