Category Archives: Electrification

Hammond interview: ‘Northern Powerhouse is a 30 year task’

At last – a government minister who has recognised that it’s not ok to make local train services worse in order to provide faster journey times from city centre to city centre. Hammond interview: ‘Northern Powerhouse is a 30 year … Continue reading

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“Yorkshire and Lancashire join forces to demand Government delivers on northern transport”

[from the Yorkshire Post, Wednesday 23 August 2017] Political leaders from both sides of the Pennines called for the North to join forces to make sure the Government delivers its promises on transport improvements today. A transport summit in Leeds … Continue reading

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Trans-Pennine Electrification in Doubt

On the last day before the parliamentary recess, the Transport Minister Chris Grayling sneaked out the announcement that various electrification schemes would be cancelled, in the North West (the Windermere branch), in Wales (Cardiff to Swansea) and in the East … Continue reading

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“Transport secretary’s backing for Crossrail 2 sparks anger outside London”

[from the Guardian, Monday 24 July 2017] https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/24/transport-secretary-backs-crossrail-2-plan Chris Grayling’s support for rail line prompts claims government has abandoned ambitions to rebalance economy The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has declared his support for Crossrail 2, alleviating fears in London that the … Continue reading

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