Category Archives: Electrification

Publication of the Hendy Report

The Hendy Report (basically intended to cover, amongst other things, the rescheduling of Trans-Pennine electrification) was published on 24th November. It appears that the bit that is of most interest to us (what is being done to enhance the infrastructure … Continue reading

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Electrification “unpaused”

We’re not sure whether this counts as news or not, nor whether unpaused is a real word. On reading the Department for Transport press release, plus the exchange of letters between the Chair of Network Rail and the Secretary of State … Continue reading

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A sort of promise, as yet undated

Exchanges in Prime Minister’s Questions, 08/07/2015, on the subject of the “paused” Trans-Pennine electrification Q4. [900819]Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde) (Lab/Co-op): The decision to pause indefinitely the electrification of the TransPennine rail line through Stalybridge and Mossley means that my … 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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