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Network Rail’s, Anna-Jane Hunter on HS2, NPR, and supply chain opportunities

Network Rail’s, Anna-Jane Hunter on HS2, NPR, and supply chain opportunities

29.08.19: Anna- Jane Hunter, is a ‘proud northerner’ and is passionate about continuing the investment and the success story of rail across the North.  She plays a key role in working with government and northern leaders to enable the netwo...

Rail Freight Group’s Maggie Simpson on supply chain opportunities, Digital Railway, and HS2

Rail Freight Group’s Maggie Simpson on supply chain opportunities, Digital Railway, and HS2

27.08.19: Rail freight is vital to Britain's economic success. Contributing £1.7bn to the economy, it is a vibrant, growing sector. As Director of the Rail Freight Group, Maggie Simpson, plays a key part in ensuring the voices of Rail Freight Group members...

North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

16.08.19: Key leaders from across the North of England have called for Government commitment to a ‘Northern Budget’ which could be used to deliver a boost to the region’s infrastructure.

FULL SPEECH - PM pledges Manchester-Leeds Rail Route

FULL SPEECH - PM pledges Manchester-Leeds Rail Route

29.07.19: PM pledges new Manchester-Leeds Rail Route to unleash regional growth

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

Doncaster area could be turbo-charged by new Integrated Rail Plan

26.07.19: Wide ranging improvements to rail services are being lined up for the Doncaster area following the launch of the new Integrated Rail Plan by the Sheffield City Region. The plan, which has been welcomed by the Department for Transport, sets out a...

Sheffield City Region mayor launches major rail plan

Sheffield City Region mayor launches major rail plan

19.07.19: An ambitious new plan for the future of the Sheffield City Region’s rail network was launched today by the city region’s mayor. The Integrated Rail Plan, produced by Sheffield City Region and its local authority partners, sets out how the regio...

Keith Williams on the Rail Review: an update on progress

Keith Williams on the Rail Review: an update on progress

16.07.19: Williams Rail Review: an update on progress Keith Williams, independent Chair of the Rail Review, provides an update at a Northern Powerhouse Partnership event.

Rail leaders respond as HS2 vote passes

Rail leaders respond as HS2 vote passes

16.07.19: Members of Parliament (MPs) have expressed anger at the government for pushing through phase 2a of HS2 through the House of Commons. The Phase 2a High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill passed with 263 votes in favour to only 17 against.

Competition opens to convert retiring Pacer trains in the North

Competition opens to convert retiring Pacer trains in the North

12.07.19: Community groups in the North of England can now submit their plans on how to renovate retiring Pacer train carriages. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced the scheme earlier this year, and argues that instead of scrapping the trains they...

HSRIL warn scrapping HS2 could cost thousands of jobs

HSRIL warn scrapping HS2 could cost thousands of jobs

12.07.19: A significant report published yesterday claims that completing HS2 is essential for “smashing the UK’s north-south divide” and warns that scrapping the project could cost thousands of jobs. High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSR...

TfGM announces contactless payments on Metrolink trams

TfGM announces contactless payments on Metrolink trams

04.07.19: Passengers will be able to ‘touch-in’ using their contactless cards on Manchester Metrolink trams from July 15, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) announced today. The introduction of the new payment option represents the first a...

Regional leaders call for HS2 to be completed all the way

Regional leaders call for HS2 to be completed all the way

21.06.19: HS2 minister, mayor of Greater Manchester and regional leaders united to back HS2 project and say it must be completed all the way

Northern leaders warn Treasury against scrapping under-fire HS2

Northern leaders warn Treasury against scrapping under-fire HS2

23.05.19: Scrapping HS2 would be a “disaster” and would undermine Britain’s “national prosperity for decades to come,” more than 20 prominent local government leaders from the north and the midlands have warned. In a letter to...

Scrap HS2 and use its £56bn budget to fund 28 alternative projects, urges TPA

Scrap HS2 and use its £56bn budget to fund 28 alternative projects, urges TPA

14.05.19: Scrapping the £56bn HS2 project could pave the way for 28 separate local infrastructure schemes to be funded instead with the case “getting stronger by the day” a new report from the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has claimed. ...

£14m Peak District rail freight extension unveiled

£14m Peak District rail freight extension unveiled

30.04.19: A £14m rail freight extension in the Peak District has been unveiled by Network Rail to boost construction productivity and take lorries off the road. A disused council tip has been transformed by Network Rail into 430 new metres of railway...

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