Category Archives: Transpennine Route Upgrade

Accessibility Update – Marsden Station

Accessibility at Marsden station has been raised with the Secretary of State both by Thelma Walker MP and by Cllr Donna Bellamy. Until May 2018, most westbound trains used platform 3, with level access. From 20th May 2018, most eastbound … Continue reading

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“Transport for the North Board takes decisive action on the future of the North’s railways”

We don’t want “the same frequency of local trains” at the end of 5 years of disruption. We want two trains per hour throughout the day. That’s the same as anywhere else in the Manchester and Leeds travel to work … Continue reading

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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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