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City News in 250 Words: Monday 5 July

Stations overhauled, Scaletrix for travellers and Salford party death

Published on July 5th 2010.


City News in 250 Words: Monday 5 July

TRANSPORT NEWS GALORE. Ten railway stations, Horwich Parkway, East Didsbury, Levenshulme, Mills Hill, Littleborough, Davenport , Gatley, Heald Green, Urmston and Bryn, are to benefit from improved passenger security and information facilities this year. Work will provide CCTV, help points, customer information screens and public address systems.

TRAM UPGRADE TOO. Metrolink stops on the Bury and Eccles lines will be undergoing significant refurbishments over the next 18 months, after transport leaders agreed a package of improvements. The platforms and shelters will be repaired, deep-cleaned, decorated and new signage installed. Access will be improved by refurbishing steps, ramps, underpasses and footbridges. Existing CCTV coverage will be enhanced and lighting improved.

THE ESCAPE LOUNGE in Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1 is amusing and relaxing people - for a fee. Passengers can take advantage of the £1.7m Escape Lounge, which opened on 1 July 2010. The lounge is designed principally to cater for the needs of business passengers and offers free Wi-Fi and private rooms for high-powered meetings. The luxury lounge has also been fitted out with executive toys including Scaletrix race track.

PARTY DEATH becomes murder case. A murder investigation is under way after a man died shortly after arriving at a Salford casualty unit with head injuries on Saturday morning. Simon Kelly, 33, of South Avenue, Swinton, made it to Salford Royal after being injured in a disturbance following a party at 2.30 am. He died later from the injuries inflicted upon him outside a row of houses on Agecroft Road, Salford.

Out of the window weather forecast: The clouds are scudding ominously – but it’s not too cold – so perhaps one of those dinky £1.50 umbrellas might be handy just in case.

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