Government pledges £39bn Northern rail scheme will go ahead

Leeds railway station
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. Earlier this week it was revealed that... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...