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A warning of the dangers of children playing near railway tracks

“Dozens of trains stopped or delayed as youths play in Standedge tunnels” [from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 1st April 2016] Police warning to parents after worrying incident Dozens of trains were halted or delayed because youngsters were playing near a … Continue reading

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New franchisees’ plans

The detail is now beginning to emerge about what we can expect under the new franchises for Northern and Trans-Pennine. First Group have retained the franchise for TransPennine, though the ownership structure is a bit different from the previous franchise. … 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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Re-franchising of Northern and TransPennine Express – Invitation to Tender published

The Department for Transport has now published their requirements for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises in the form of Invitations To Tender. They have also published a Stakeholder Briefing Document, which summarises the responses received to the consultation and … Continue reading

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