Network Rail have been given the go-ahead for a rail upgrade in West Yorkshire which will bring a faster, greener, and better-connected railway for passengers in the North.
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Network Rail have announced that rail reliability upgrade work on Hope Valley railway line will begin on 29 May 2022.
Network Rail will modernise journeys into Manchester with a signalling overhaul during the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.
Following safety issues that lead to the withdrawal of Hitachi Rail’s Class 800 series trains in May 2021, ORR have published a safety review with several recommendations.
The investment will deliver track side upgrades, platform extensions for longer trains and bigger depots across the regions.
For rail services in and around Manchester, a new timetable has been approved to start in December 2022, mainly focusing on improving rail service performance to provide a reliable passenger journey.