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TfN wants freight off Manchester rail corridor

06 March 2020
Castlefield corridor: two-track bottleneck
Castlefield corridor: two-track bottleneck

 

Transport for the North has written to transport secretary Grant Shapps urging the Government to commit to a Thameslink-style investment to ease rail congestion on the through lines at Manchester Piccadilly. One of TfN’s proposals is to eliminate freight trains from the corridor. 

The Castlefield corridor is a major bottleneck for trains in Greater Manchester and the congestion can have a ripple effect across the north of England.

The corridor is defined as running from Castlefield...

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