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Network Rail reveals TransPennine upgrade plans

Network Rail is proposing to quadruple and electrify the eight-mile stretch of line between Huddersfield and Westtown (Dewsbury), and has launched a public consultation into this part of the £2.9 billion TransPennine Route Upgrade.

Other planned improvements include grade separation (a bridge or a tunnel) at Ravensthorpe and ‘major’ upgrades at Deighton, Huddersfield, Mirfield and Ravensthorpe stations.

A series of public events will take place in the area in early September, with the first phase of consultation concluding towards the end of October. A second phase will take place in spring 2020, after which NR hopes to submit a Transport and Works Act Order submission in autumn 2020.

  • For the FULL story, read RAIL 886, published on August 28, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from August 24.

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 23/08/2019 00:13

    Does that include electrification as well?

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