Category Archives: Slaithwaite

New franchisees’ plans

The detail is now beginning to emerge about what we can expect under the new franchises for Northern and Trans-Pennine. First Group have retained the franchise for TransPennine, though the ownership structure is a bit different from the previous franchise. … Continue reading

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What next as electrification of TransPennine line officially ‘paused’ by government?

Electrification of the TransPennine route between Leeds and Manchester via Huddersfield has officially been ‘paused’. Links here to a range of articles from the BBC, Manchester Evening News and Huddersfield Daily Examiner. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-33066581 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33270586 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33268484 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33286010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33286270 http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/electrification-manchester-leeds-rail-line-9526158 http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-next-electrification-transpennine-line-9526721 http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/electrification-transpennine-rail-line-delayed-9429319 … Continue reading

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New passenger information screens

Installed and working at Slaithwaite. Don’t yet know what the delay is with installing them at Marsden.New passenger information screens, providing more or less accurate information about destinations of trains, delays and cancellations. Unfortunately this picture shows up one of the … Continue reading

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Re-franchising of Northern and TransPennine Express – Invitation to Tender published

The Department for Transport has now published their requirements for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises in the form of Invitations To Tender. They have also published a Stakeholder Briefing Document, which summarises the responses received to the consultation and … Continue reading

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