Trains running at their full potential via infrastructure upgrades and full devolution by the end of the recently-awarded Northern and TransPennine Express franchises are the aims of Rail North.
“Many of the new trains are capable of 125mph. Much of the track they currently run on is suitable for 90mph at the most, but if we can improve the linespeed we can get more of the rolling stock and we can make savings in how that’s delivered,” said Rail North director David Hoggarth.
- For much more on this, read RAIL 810, published on September 28.
- For more on Northern devolutn, read RAIL 810, published on September 28.