The Northern Powerhouse
#1
The Northern Powerhouse
Northern Powerhouse could be derailed due to lack of Transport Spending.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...ck-9731407

#2
RE: The Northern Powerhouse
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/...CMP=twt_gu

Project to be un-paused.
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#3
RE: The Northern Powerhouse
(30 Sep 2015, 11:37 am)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/...CMP=twt_gu

Project to be un-paused.

Seems Newcastle will also benefit from it to:

The TransPennine upgrade is expected to provide capacity for six "fast or semi-fast trains" per hour between Manchester, Leeds and York , reducing journey times by up to 15 minutes.
The Manchester to York section of the work is now planned to be completed by 2022.

Once completed, the whole line from Liverpool to Newcastle will be fully electrified, the Department for Transport added.

The electrification of Midland Mainline north of Bedford to Kettering and Corby will now be completed by 2019, and the line north of Kettering to Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and to Sheffield will finish by 2023.
"We face some difficult challenges, and there is more work still to do, but the secretary of state's decision means we can now move forward with our plans to electrify TransPennine and Midland Mainline," Sir Peter added.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-344...w_facebook
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#4
RE: The Northern Powerhouse
The Leeds to York section isn't that far at all.
Obviously the longer distance is the other side, west of Leeds.

As for the extension up to Sheffield, I wonder why they aren't extending it the few miles north, to meet with the already electrified section that runs from Doncaster to Leeds via Wakefield - or even on to Doncaster.
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#5
RE: The Northern Powerhouse
Plans to overhaul York railway station and the surrounding area
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14129576...d/?ref=rss

#6
RE: The Northern Powerhouse
(07 Dec 2015, 7:40 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: Plans to overhaul York railway station and the surrounding area
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14129576...d/?ref=rss

Good idea, i love York, the station needs a upgrade.
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#7
RE: The Northern Powerhouse
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-man...r-39182913

New trains and faster journey times for the 'north'?
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