Warnings of 'anger and outrage' if government cancels Transpennine electrification
Plans to electrify the Manchester to Leeds route have been on hold since 2015
Northern politicians have warned of “anger and outrage” should the government confirm it has ditched plans to fully electrify the Transpennine rail route linking Manchester with Leeds and York.
The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has suggested since summer 2017 that the eventual upgrade would fall short of full electrification, although he has pledged to spend billions improving the route.
Source: Guardian Transport