Bolton and Salford residents invited to find out more about rail upgrade between Manchester and Preston

Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

087d3d46884f4565b70bcfb65796769c-300x200Network Rail is inviting local communities in Bolton and Salford to find out more about the work required to upgrade and electrify the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, the £1bn+ investment in the railway in the north of England will see electrification take place across many routes. This will help provide a better railway for passengers with more reliable, greener and quieter services.

Following the successful public information events between Lostock and Chorley earlier this year, three events will take place on the southern end of the route this week where Network Rail and train operator Northern will be on hand to answer questions that residents may have about the work and how it may affect them.

The drop-in events will take place:
Tuesday 31 May, 4pm – 7pm: The Bolton Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS
Wednesday 1 June, 4pm – 7pm: St Gregorys Social Club, Farnworth, BL4 8AG
Thursday 2 June 2016, 4pm – 7pm: Clifton Community Centre, 6 Wynne Ave, Swinton, M27 8FU


A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “We encourage local communities and anyone interested in our electrification upgrade to come along to one of these events to get an understanding of the work and the possible impact it will have on them.

“Our project team will be there to answer any questions the public may have about the upcoming work and explain the benefits that electric trains will provide to passengers and local communities. Not only are electric trains quieter, they also have less of an impact on the railway, meaning there is less need for future maintenance.

“This work forms part of more than £1 billion of investment across the north of England to improve journeys and enable faster, greener and more frequent train services to operate.”

Further sessions will be planned along the route this year and local residents will be kept informed of the works via letter and through social media.

Source:- Network RailSwiss International Air Lines will be offering its premium long-haul guests culinary delights from Switzerland’s Jura region for the next three months. The latest chapter in the award-winning “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” inflight catering concept showcases creations from the Hôtel-Restaurant du Cerf in Sonceboz. The Jura region will also be highlighted in the latest “SWISS Traditions” feature, which will focus on the local “Marché-Concours” festival between 3 and 16 August.

SWISS First and SWISS Business travellers on long-haul services from Switzerland will enjoy a taste of the country’s Jura region for the next three months. Between 1 June and 30 August, these premium customers will be offered local food specialities inflight from the Hôtel-Restaurant du Cerf in Sonceboz in this beautiful region which is also famed for its watchmaking tradition. In charge at the Cerf for the last 15 years has been Jean-Marc Soldati, who puts a firm emphasis on top-quality ingredients in all his culinary creations.

SWISS First customers will be able to experience Soldati’s quality simplicity with a saddle of rabbit stuffed with chanterelles and spinach and served with potato gratin and spring vegetables, preceded by a starter of lobster medallions with basil coulis, courgette salad and tomato confit. For SWISS Business travellers Soldati has concocted a fera trout timbale with saffron-marinated vegetable salad, followed by a choice of beef tenderloin with herb crust, red wine sauce, potato gratin and spring vegetables or chicken breast stuffed with spinach and Tête de Moine served with balsamic jus, polenta and ratatouille. A dessert of cherry clafoutis with crème Diplomat makes a fine conclusion to the SWISS Business offering.

These typically Jurassian dishes are accompanied by some top-quality wines from the Neuchâtel area, which is known as the Burgundy of Switzerland for a winegrowing climate that benefits substantially from the region’s three large lakes. Travellers will be offered a selection of fine local reds and whites including a Château d’Auvernier Pinot Noir Barrique 2014 and a Blanc Neuchâtel AOC 2015.

Source:-Swiss International Air Lines

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