Railways: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Labour, Leeds West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on selecting a route for high speed rail across the Pennines.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In the recent 2016 Northern Transport Strategy Spring Update, Transport for the North published some of the emerging options for Northern Powerhouse Rail, including new lines and major upgrades across the Pennines.

By the end of the year, Transport for the North and the Department for Transport will have established a more detailed view of the potential route options for Northern Powerhouse Rail, their capabilities, and their costs and benefits, providing the evidence base for prioritising route options.

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