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North’s political leaders press ministers for huge rail spend

Rail

Andrew Forster
13 September 2019
Cridland: North’s voice on HS2 review
Cridland: North’s voice on HS2 review
 

Political leaders in the north of England are pressing the Government to commit to a huge programme of rail improvements, including the full HS2 network. 

Leaders have written to the Prime Minister and transport secretary Grant Shapps to emphasise the importance of delivering HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, as well as projects such as the proposed two new through platforms at Manchester Piccadilly and the upgrade of the Transpennine railway via Huddersfield.

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