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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.

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