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14th Dec Officers were called to a collision near Salter’s Brook Bridge on the A628 Woodhead Pass, just after 10pm on Wednesday, December 12. The collision involved two cars, a Mercedes E220 and a Ford Fiesta, with five people in the Fiesta requiring hospital treatment. One of the passengers, a 66-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and is […]
21st Sep Northern has announced more rail strikes that will affect services to Manchester throughout October. The RMT previously stated that they had planned six consecutive Saturdays throughout September, but announced today that the 6th, 13th and 20th of October will also see a reduced timetable. Northern said: “They expect to run around 30% of usual services […]
13th Sep Ruth George has been given assurances from the Roads Minister that work on the Mottram Bypass and Glossop Spur will begin in two years time. High Peak’s MP is promising to keep the pressure on to make sure that the start date – September 2020 – is not put back. Ruth is stressing she will […]
11th Dec A revolutionary scheme to take trucks packed with freight off local roads and onto trains going under the Pennines is being proposed by a former engineer. Julian Newton, CEO of the Grand Northern Group Ltd, says the move would remove 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from the atmosphere. He says it would also […]
6th Dec Rail passengers are being warned to check train times before travelling as new timetables will be in operation from this weekend. The Northern service from Hadfield via Glossop to Manchester Piccadilly will run to an updated timetable from Sunday (December 10). The timetable will be in place until May 19, 2018. Services revert to a […]
4th Dec A Highways England project to improve safety and improve traffic flow to the Woodhead Pass has got off the ground in Tintwistle.  Work has begun on widening part of the A628 Manchester Road at the junction of West Drive on the outskirts of the village. It also involves a crossing refuge for pedestrians and re-locating […]
4th Nov High Peak MP Ruth George has welcomed news that the long awaited Mottram Moor bypass has finally been given a start date. Highways England has chosen its preferred option for a new link road linking the M67 and the A57 at Mottram Moor, as part of its wider £170m Trans-Pennine route upgrade programme, with construction […]
3rd Nov Highways England has chosen its preferred option for a new link road linking the M67 and the A57 at Mottram Moor.  It’s part of its wider £170m Trans-Pennine route upgrade programme, with construction set to start in 2020. There had been two proposed options for new roads in the area between Hattersley and Hadfield: Option […]
31st Oct Late night rail users of the Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield service are being warned about changes to services this week. The last train from Piccadilly will depart at 9:46pm on Tuesday 31 October, Wednesday 1 November and Thursday 2 November. Subsequent services – the 10:46pm and 11:27pm trains – will be cancelled and replaced by […]
30th Oct Commuters across Glossopdale are set to be affected by another rail strike next week – a sixth walkout in the space of nine months. The strike will impact on services on Wednesday, November 8. It is being held by RMT Union members in the ongoing dispute over rail safety and a prospective move to driver-only […]