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Axe ‘cheap & nasty’ NPR route, DfT told

Rail

20 February 2021
 

Political leaders in northwest England have urged transport secretary Grant Shapps  to abandon plans for a “cheap and nasty” rail link between Liverpool and Manchester that would form  part of Northern Powerhouse Rail. 

In a letter to Shapps. Liverpool city region mayor Steve Rotheram and the leaders of Cheshire East and Warrington Borough councils say DfT officials are “fixated” on using the Fiddlers Ferry line, which passes underneath Warrington Bank...

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