Major overnight motorway closures begin

Drivers are facing a series of diversions on a major stretch of a motorway as dates are released for overnight closures.National Highways said most of its M6 Warrington to Wigan upgrade was set to be completed over the next month, starting later and en…

Operators confirmed to run remaining Bee Network

Contracts have been awarded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to operate the final round of Bee Network services in Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and remaining parts of Manchester and Salford from 5 January 2025 – at which point all buses…

The St Helens railway station that was for skaters

We will have to wait and see whether the council’s ambitious plans come to fruition, although one thing is certain – if the new station is built it will not be designed to serve ice-skaters as the original one had been!
That station had closed in 1917 …

Tritax hires Manchester lead

David Travis has joined the logistics developer from Hargreaves Land to head up operations in the city. 
Tritax Symmetry, part of Tritax Big Box REIT, has appointed Travis as the head of the company’s Manchester office.  
Travis has left Hargreaves aft…

Administrators explore sale options for plant group

Mon, 15 Jan 2024 | ADMINISTRATION
A Wigan-based supplier of road rail vehicles has fallen into administration after facing falling demand amid budgetary constraints across the industry. Clare Boardman and Kristian Shuttleworth of Teneo Financial Advi…

Jobs lost as specialised plant firm goes into administration

Administrators have been appointed to TXM Plant Ltd (Image credit: Pixabay)
About 150 employees have been made redundant at a Wigan-based supplier of road-rail vehicles, it has been confirmed.
TXM Plant Ltd, Equipment and Track Solutions Ltd and Bacch…

Rail plant giant TXM files administration notice

Staff at the Wigan based business are now looking for new jobs following the news.
Latest accounts for TXM show the company had a turnover of £38.9m for the year to April 29 2022 generating a pre-tax loss of £2.1m while employing 276 staff.

The firm w…

M6 closures throughout the morning after lorry hits bridge

Traffic was stopped at around 6am after the collision.
Diversions are in place as National Highways North West[1] says the closure on the southbound carriageway will be in place for sometime.
The crash has taken place between Junction 17 and 16 between…