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Andrew Fender - Articles and news items

Greater Manchester transport leaders call for more accessible rail station funding

Rail industry news / 8 September 2014 /

Transport leaders called on government for increased funding to improve access to the 54 local rail stations in Greater Manchester that still do not have step-free access…

Tram-train plans given backing

Rail industry news / 8 November 2013 /

An initial study into the feasibility, cost and benefits of several potential routes identified Manchester to Marple via Bredbury as the most economically viable route…

Manchester Victoria station transformation gets underway

Rail industry news / 8 April 2013 /

Passengers arriving at Manchester Victoria will see the start of the station’s £44m transformation…

Northern economy to prosper from High Speed 2, say local authority leaders and businesses

Rail industry news / 28 January 2013 /

High speed rail will create jobs and boost the northern economy…

Greater Manchester passengers benefit from station improvements

Rail industry news / 23 March 2012 /

The latest stage in a programme of railway station improvements in Greater Manchester is now complete – with still more to come…

Cities across the north unite for Northern Hub rail campaign

Rail industry news / 15 February 2012 /

The five largest cities in the north of England have joined forces to urge the government to fund the Northern Hub programme…

Green light for Altrincham Interchange refurbishment

Rail industry news / 15 August 2011 /

A major redevelopment of Altrincham Interchange has been approved by Trafford Council…

Greater Manchester commuters to benefit from more train carriages

Rail industry news / 12 August 2011 /

Northern Rail will receive a further 22 extra train carriages this December…