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Transport for the North appoints Northern Powerhouse Rail Director

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Transport for the North appoints Northern Powerhouse Rail Director Thursday 22nd February 2018

Transport for the North has today (Thursday 22 February) announced the appointment of Tim Wood as its Northern Powerhouse Rail Director. Northern Powerhouse Rail is a flagship programme for the organisation and will see a radical change in performance; improving journey times and reliability and increasing the capacity and frequency of rail connections across the North.

Upgrades to Hope Valley line to improve Manchester – Sheffield rail links Thursday 15th February 2018

Transport for the North, the organisation soon to become England’s first sub-national transport authority, has today welcomed a decision by the Secretary of State for Transport to allow Network Rail to help improve capacity and services on the Manchester to Sheffield Hope Valley railway line by building new passing loops.

Feasibility study to investigate the possibility of reopening Skipton-Colne rail link Tuesday 6th February 2018

A new study into the potential reopening of a historic rail line linking Lancashire and Yorkshire has been announced by Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling.


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