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2nd Floor
One Bailey Street
New Bailey Street
M3 5AY
Manchester City Centre

Hear about the economic benefits of increased rail investment in the north.


Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Network Rail are holding this event to find out more about the economic benefits of increased rail investment in the north aimed at the construction, engineering and manufacturing sector.

Rail is vital to the economies of the North West and the United Kingdom. Network Rail’s work to upgrade and run the railways not only benefits passengers, but also creates jobs, economic growth and supports local companies. North West companies and workers are key to building the Ordsall Chord Project in Manchester, a vital part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.

Network Rail Chief Executive, Mark Carne will release new statistics on the number of jobs and local companies supported in the North West and Britain by Network Rail’s work to upgrade and operate the railways.

A panel, including companies working on the Great North Rail Project, will discuss how to maximise the economic benefits of increased rail investment in the North.

Find out more about the work being done in the North West, and the benefits being seen by local businesses and ultimately, passengers.

Phil Mayall, Development Director at English Cities Fund (ECf), said: “The Ordsall Chord will have far reaching economic and connectivity benefits for the region but it’s great news for New Bailey in particular, which is just a stone’s throw away from Salford Central train station.

"Manchester and Salford are developing at such a rate that projects like this are vital for improving local infrastructure if we’re to sustain that growth. Now the bridge at the Ordsall Chord is in place, we’re looking forward to seeing the rest of the works progress, including significant improvements to the platforms at Salford Central and hopefully see even more investment into the surrounding area.”


  • Registration and lunch: 12noon
  • Close of meeting: 1.30pm

Who is this suitable for?

Any businesses involved in construction, engineering and manufacturing


Standard: FREE

Member: FREE


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