Rail at heart of £70bn northern England investment plan

The UK government has been strongly criticised over recent years for a perceived lack of investment in the rail network in northern England, where key hubs including Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly are largely saturated.

UK: A transport investment programme worth up to £70bn over the next three decades was unveiled by Transport for the North on January 31. Rail spending features prominently in the multi-modal plan, which is intended to support the creation of around 850 000 jobs and deliver economic benefits worth around ...

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