Northern rail electrification to be 'unpaused'

Northern rail electrification to be 'unpaused'

Upgrades to transpennine line and Midland mainline to be restarted with revised timetable after being shelved in June

Two promised rail upgrades in northern England and the Midlands that were shelved by the government in June, breaking election pledges, are to be restarted, it has been announced.

The electrification of the transpennine line and Midland mainline, which had been described as vital elements of a £38bn upgrade to the rail network for the north, were cancelled from Network Rail’s five-year plan in June.

Related: Government freezes rail upgrades and replaces Network Rail boss

The fact that ministers have pre-empted the report they commissioned doesn’t inspire confidence

Continue reading…

Source: Guardian Transport

<a href="Northern rail electrification to be 'unpaused'” target=”_blank”>Northern rail electrification to be 'unpaused'