Thursday, 10 November 2016

Halton Curve - the latest news

Merseytravel - the organisation taking the lead on the Halton Curve proposal has just published its latest update on the Halton Curve.

Network Rail has awarded contracts to Babcock Rail and S&C North Alliance to undertake what they describe as 'the detailed design and construction. of the scheme.'

They say that the aim remains that physical necessary works will take place during the Summer of 2017 - with a view to the infrastructure being completed by Spring 2018.  Passenger services are set to start in December 2018.

Merseytravel  is also looking for an operator to run the initial services around the curve which, initially run from Chester before being expanded into Wales in the fullness of time.

Lynn and I are continuing to press for Frodsham Station car park to be upgraded in due time - and following the request from a resident we will also be asking for dedicated drop off and pick up spaces.