Tag Archives: Northern Hub

Reaction to the Integrated Rail Plan

The government’s long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan was finally published on 18th November. In (very brief) summary Most of the eastern leg of HS2 will be cancelled. It will go from Birmingham to the Nottingham area, there will be no continuation … Continue reading

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All The 1999 Plans Which Never Happened

It’s eight years since the what is currently called the Transpennine Route Upgrade was approved in principle. In those eight years, no construction work has started, no consultation has taken place with some of the communities and passengers most affected, … Continue reading

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Upgrades across Pennines needed now (no use waiting decades for high speed)

[Press release issued by Halifax & District Rail Action Group, on behalf of Stalybridge to Huddersfield Rail Users’ Group (SHRUG) and others. SMART is part (one third, to be precise) of SHRUG)] Campaigners in West Yorkshire are extremely concerned about … 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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