Transpennine Electrification

In a letter to the Rail Industry Association, the Secretary of State of Transport has confirmed that the Transpennie upgrade will include electrification as part of a rolling programme. No further details have been proposed, other than a note Network Rail will release further plans later this year. We eagerly await the update but continue to urge a wider rolling programme as the only way to reduce costs and deliver passenger benefits. The current piecemeal announcements give little assurance to either passengers or those working in the industry..

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