Category Archives: Electrification

Trans-Pennine rail £2.9bn upgrade will cause five years of route closures, longer journeys and less capacity

A letter from Network Rail to the Transport Secretary sets out some of the potential outcomes of the proposed Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), and the potential disruption during a construction period of five years.  “Communities at Ravensthorpe, Mirfield, Batley, Dewsbury, … Continue reading

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“Grayling: progress on Transpennine route upgrade and Crossrail 2 to advance in lockstep”

Yet another re-announcement of something which was supposedly approved in 2012 (or was it 2011, it’s so hard to keep track of so many promises all of which came to nothing) for completion in 2018, but this time with a … Continue reading

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Budget: £300m confirmed for rail; £35m for Trans-Pennine connectivity

BUDGET | £300m confirmed for rail; £35m for Trans-Pennine connectivity [from Place North West, 22 November 2017] The Budget confirmed a £300m funding package, previously announced in October, to help improve connectivity between HS2 and stations in Manchester and Crewe, … Continue reading

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“Train line from Leeds to Manchester WILL be improved, government promises”

This is a definite promise, not to be confused with the rather more specific promises made in 2011, 2012 and 2015, all of which turned out not to be promises at all…………. Far be it for us to be cynical, … Continue reading

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