Government pledges £39bn Northern rail scheme will go ahead
The government has pledged that plans for a new £39bn rail link between Leeds and Manchester will go ahead.
The high speed cross rail is seen as a key part of the Northern Powerhouse project and was publicly backed by Boris Johnson on a recent visit to Manchester.
The commitment to the project came in Sajid Javid’s £13.8bn spending review.
Doubt has been cast on the future of the HS2 rail link between London and the North after the Government ordered a review into the project.
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