Railways Investment: North of England - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:01 pm on 29th October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Shutt of Greetland Lord Shutt of Greetland Liberal Democrat 3:01 pm, 29th October 2018

My Lords, to bring matters back to the north, the Minister mentioned Northern Powerhouse Rail. I have the feeling that the northern powerhouse is something akin to the American dream. Can we understand what it really means, and is there anything such as a route yet planned as to where it will go, which places may be served and when it may happen?