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PM backs Manchester-Leeds line

02 August 2019
Johnson: Manchester-Leeds the North’s Crossrail
Johnson: Manchester-Leeds the North’s Crossrail

 

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged funding for a new railway line between Manchester and Leeds

On a visit to Manchester at the weekend, Johnson said: “I want to be the Prime Minister who does with Northern Powerhouse Rail what we did for Crossrail in London. And today I am going to deliver on my commitment to that vision with a pledge to fund the Leeds to Manchester route.”

The DfT said detailed plans would be published this autumn, following a review of HS2, which Johnson...

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