Tag Archives: Electrification

“Transport Secretary more than trebles investment for rail in the north to over £9 billion”

Pardon just a tiny bit of cynicism on our part. The North Transpennine route was acknowledged as being full in 1999. Railtrack (as was) produced glossy brochures of what they would do to increase capacity, and handed out those brochures … Continue reading

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National Audit Office Report 20/07/2022 – The Transpennine Route Upgrade Programme

“The Transpennine Route Upgrade Programme has had a difficult start, with the Department taking more than a decade to agree a scope. As a result, passengers will have to deal with delays and overcrowding on a route that is at … Continue reading

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Transpennine Route Upgrade – Northern Agenda podcast with Network Rail 18/07/2022

Northern Agenda podcast featuring a lengthy interview with Rob McIntosh, Managing Director Eastern Region of Network Rail, on the subject of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. First 19 minutes of podcast. Although Northern Agenda is published by Reach plc, the company … Continue reading

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IRP – “Mayor Brabin tells Transport Secretary that rail plan will limit West Yorkshire’s growth for many decades to come”

[Press release from West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin, dated 26th November 2021, follows] In a letter to Grant Shapps, West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin, says that communities “feel betrayed” by the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) and that it is … Continue reading

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