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NR seeks powers for £1.46bn Transpennine rail upgrade


19 April 2021
Huddersfield: an additional through platform will be built
Huddersfield: an additional through platform will be built


Network Rail has applied for powers for a £1.46bn upgrade to an eight-mile section of the main Transpennine railway in West Yorkshire.

The work between Huddersfield and Dewsbury includes increasing the number of tracks from two to four, electrification, and building a flyover junction at Thornhill where the Leeds and Wakefield lines join/split. 

Huddersfield, Deighton and Mirfield stations will all be enhanced. Ravensthorpe station, close to Thornhill, will be relocated to the west...

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