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 Halton Curve

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Bringing the Halton Curve back into use is seen as key to boosting the economy by opening up leisure and work opportunities and improving connections between Liverpool, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and North Wales.
 
The scheme has already recieved  funding of £10.4m as part of the Government's Local Growth Fund. It is also highlighted as a key project within the Liverpool City Region's Long Term Rail Strategy and is endorsed by the Welsh Assembly Government and the local authority for Cheshire West and Chester.
 
The  scheme, which will reopen the curve to trains operating in each direction involves the installation of new crossovers at Halton and Frodsham junctions with some upgrade to the track.
 
In addition to unlocking key employment sites and generating additional tourism and economic benefits it will also help to alleviate congested roads by providing people with the opportunity to use the railway to make a journey they couldn't otherwise make, or as an alternative to using the car.
 
The approved Full Business Case for the Halton Curve is available at the link below:
 
 
 
 

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