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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Friday, 17th November 2023
An agreement has been signed by Transport Secretary Mark Harper and Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram which aims to develop a simpler, more affordable and integrated transport network in Liverpool.
The Memorandum of Understanding commits to the government working in closer collaboration with the city to deliver plans for a fully integrated public transport system in Merseyside.
Signatories included the Transport Secretary, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Network Rail and the Great British Railways Transition Team.
Millions of pot holes will be filled in thanks to savings made from scrapping HS2’s Birmingham to Manchester leg.
An article in the Mail Online says Transport Secretary Mark Harper yesterday unveiled how £8.3 billion will be spent resurfacing more than 5,000 miles of local roads over the next eleven years.
The blueprint is part of Network North, which will plough the £36 billion earmarked for HS2’s northern leg into other transport projects.
Tube and train services to Heathrow will be reduced due to maintenance work planned for the last weekend of November.
An article on the BBC website says there will be no Heathrow Airport service running on the Elizabeth Line or Heathrow Express train running on 25 and 26 November, Transport for London (TfL) has said.
The Piccadilly line will serve Terminals 2, 3 and 4, with buses available for Terminal 5 but there will be no service between Acton Town and Uxbridge.
TfL has urged commuters to plan ahead before travelling as there are also other suspended services across London that weekend.
TransPennine Express (TPE) has unveiled a newly wrapped train ahead of International Men’s Day reminding customers that it’s okay to talk.
TPE has worked with Andy’s Man Club, a men’s suicide prevention charity, to wrap the Class 185 train that will now be visible throughout the north raising awareness of men’s mental health.
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, TPE, along with Andy’s Man Club, want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation.
Photo credit: TransPennine Express