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£3.9 billion rail project confirmed to improve connectivity in northern England

Friday, 8 December 2023 00:00

By Lauren Ryan

Credits: Bill Colman

The government has pledged £3.9 billion for a rail project which will improve connectivity in the north of England.

The money is to upgrade the TransPennine route between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds, and York which will provide faster and more frequent journeys.

£3 billion has already been invested into the project which is expected to deliver electrified tracks by the middle of the decade.

The announcement comes after the planned HS2 route between Birmingham and Manchester was cancelled earlier this year.

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