Blackpool: The formal application to extend the tramway from North Pier to North station ( costing £ 22 million) was made by the borough council on July 13. A decision on whether to proceed will be made by the Government in about a year’s time. The first services could run in April 2019.
Liverpool: A closed- off tunnel under the city centre is being excavated for possible future use while the bridge carrying Great Howard Street is replaced at a cost of £ 9.7 million. It is envisaged that freight traffic will resume soon to Peel’s proposed £ 5 billion Liverpool Waters deep water port development.