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Rail News: Issue Issue 08 17 Feb 2010

Network Rail plans £530m rail revolution for north of England

A £530m investment package to transform rail travel in the north of England through better stations and quicker, more frequent services was unveiled by Network Rail today.

The Northern Hub study identifies what needs to be done to respond to the significant growth seen in the region and to help drive economic prosperity.  The plans include:

A 40% increase in trains per day across the region - 700 extra services;

Capacity for a further 3.5m passengers per year; and


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