Is Network Rail's multi-billion plan for rail expansion good news for the North West?
Councillors are set to approve the demolition of Preston bus station.
A report out today claims taxpayers face a 'significant' bill following a government U-turn over who operates trains in our region.
Drivers are being warned that part of the M56 will be closed this weekend to allow a bridge for the expanding Metrolink tram network to be installed.
The motorway will be closed between junctions 2 and 5 from 10pm tomorrow for 24 hours.
Buses are to drive at 20 miles per hour within Manchester city centre under a new voluntary code of conduct for operators.
All bus companies running services into the city centre are expected to sign up to the CityPLAN agreement which means drivers will stick to the limit within the inner ring road.
They'll drive at 10mph or less in busy locations such as Parker Street, Oldham Street and Shudehill Interchange.
Manchester City Council say they're looking into ways of creating more 20 mile per hour zones across the city. They also expect the move to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
The Northern Hub rail upgrade is part of a £9.4billion package of investment the Government is announcing today.
The Government said the package would be funded "in part from fare rises already announced in 2010 and also from the substantial efficiency savings which projects like electrification will have on the long-term operating costs of the railways".
– David Cameron
"From Crossrail, high-speed rail and now the billions of pounds of investment we are announcing today, this Government is committed to taking the long-term decisions to deliver growth and jobs.
"In what is the biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian era, this investment will mean faster journeys, more seats, better access to stations, greater freight links and a truly world-class rail network."