The 'Wirral Loop Line Track Renewal' programme starts in the new year which will mean no cross-river rail services between the Wirral and Liverpool for six weeks.
Merseytravel are encouraging rail commuters to stick with public transport in order to ease congestion on the roads. However, increased traffic is expected especially through the tunnels.
The work will begin on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
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- Road users can also call the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 to keep up to date with road conditions.
Northern Rail services remain shut today as engineering works are carried out across the region.
Yesterday Network Rail defended the line closures after it was revealed £103 million worth of improvements were happening across the country.
The Shadow Transport Secretary has spoken about the closures:
"Tory ministers' handling of the Boxing Day rail standstill is making it much harder for families and friends to visit one another this Christmas break.
In opposition the Tories attacked the Boxing Day rail shutdown. They've now had more than six years to do something about it but haven't.
Their lack of action, even despite the chaos of previous years, gives the impression they don't really care about it at all. The Tory hypocrisy on this issue is astounding."
Network Rail has defended Christmas rail closures, by justifying that this is the best time of year for engineering work to be completed.Read the full story ›
Rail passengers in Manchester are being warned to expect disruption until the new year. Work to complete the £85m Ordsall Chord line is now in its final stages. It will create a link between the city's three main train stations.
Hundreds of airport and train workers are taking part in a series of strikes over the Christmas period. We explain what is happening when.Read the full story ›
British Airways cabin crew will strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay, the airline said.Read the full story ›
Two lanes are closed and traffic is slow on the M60 anticlockwise due to an accident. Lanes one and two are closed between Junction 18 for the M62/M66 (Simister Island) and Junction 17 for the A56 (Prestwich/ Whitefield.)
A decision on whether to go ahead with a £460m pound project to replace trains on the Merseyrail network is being considered.
The current fleet is approaching 40 years old and is said to be the oldest in the UK.
City Region leaders are expected to make an announcement later.
Highways England is advising drivers to allow extra travel time while emergency resurfacing work is carried out on the M6 in Lancashire.
Three out of four lanes on the northbound carriageway are closed between J31 for Preston and J32 for Blackpool after a lorry fire just before 9.30pm yesterday evening.
The lorry was carrying a load of car wax and aerosols which spilled across the carriageway causing severe damage to the road.
A driver risked the lives of road workers when they deliberately drove straight through a closed off construction area of the M60.Read the full story ›