Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Investing in Railways in the North of England

Today the government has trebled investment in TransPennine route upgrades to over £9 billion – slashing journey times and creating thousands of jobs across the North of England.

  • The record-breaking integrated rail plan represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to redesign our railways using the best quality technology at our disposal.
  • That is why the government is are trebling investment in the TransPennine route upgrades to more than £9 billion – doubling the tracks from Huddersfield to Westtown in Dewsbury to increase capacity and fitting the route with the latest technology, including complete electrification and full digital signalling.
  • This new investment will slash journey times by up to 40 per cent, allow two additional passenger trains to run every hour, and make journeys more reliable and greener as we level up across the North.

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