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Reports of Transpennine rail upgrade plans trouble WYCA

RAIL

Andrew Forster
29 March 2019
Transpennine: partial electrification
Transpennine: partial electrification

 

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has voiced concern about the DfT’s emerging plans for the Transpennine rail upgrade, saying they may not meet the journey time and capacity aspirations of Transport for the North and local authorities. 

Alan Reiss, director of policy, strategy and communication, reminded WYCA’s transport committee that transport secretary Chris Grayling had been expected to announce details of the first stage of the upgrade programme last April, with delivery...

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