HS2 - the high speed railway line which will link London to Manchester - looks set to come through part of the borough.

This morning the Government announced its preferred route for the new railway line and although there had been lobbying from the Warrington community for the town to get a station it lost out with only Manchester and Manchester Airport getting stops.

But the line heading to Manchester will cut through Glazebrook and Culcheth on its way to meet up with the West Coast Mainline. 

Backers of the scheme say Warrington will still benefit though with high speed trains running up to Crewe before joining the West Coast Mainline to continue up to Warrington Bank Quay.