Shapps promises more trans-Pennine rail paths

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has promised an additional hourly freight slot on the Transpennine rail route as part of an upgrade package. The Government has announced £950 million for next phase of TransPennine Route Upgrades, which will include electrification, new signalling and doubling tracks from two to four between Huddersfield and Dewsbury. In response, Logistics UK policy director, Kate Jennings said the investment “will provide a welcome boost to logistics operators ... [+]

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