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Network Rail’s investment in the North exhibition comes to Merseyside

Network Rail’s vision for faster, more frequent rail services between the region’s main cities as well as plans to electrify the railway between Manchester, Liverpool, Huyton and Wigan will be on display for passenger and local communities to view and comment on.

Events are taking place at the following venues:

- Tuesday 8 November, Huyton station, 15:00 – 19:00

- Friday 11 November, Lime Street station, 07:00 – 09:30, 15:00 – 19:00

- Saturday 12 November, Lime Street station, 10:00 – 17:00


David Golding, Network Rail’s programme sponsor for north west electrification, said: “Electrification presents a huge opportunity and is vital for Britain’s long-term, low-carbon economic growth. Electrifying key rail routes will deliver more reliable journeys for thousands of passengers with much needed additional capacity. We are keen to share our plans with the public and look forward to hearing their views.”

Further exhibitions across Wigan, Preston and Blackpool will be announced shortly.


Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi. is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.