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Rail News: Issue Issue 17 15 Nov 2010

Capacity plan for north­

October 12

The number of passengers using the North's rail system is set to soar over the next ten and twenty years, according to a new report published by Network Rail.

30-45% rises by 2019 could see hundreds of thousands more people a year arriving in cities like Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield at peak times, according to the operator and maintainer of Britain’s rail network.

The report makes a series of recommendations for targeted investment in the railways of the north...

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