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14.11.12

Ordsall Chord plans revealed

Plans for the Ordsall Chord will be put out to consultation, Network Rail has announced.

The project would connect Manchester stations, and increase journey times and frequencies across the North West.

The plans will be out to public consultation from Tuesday November 20.

The Ordsall Chord plans would see two new fast trains per hour between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool, as well as six fast trains an hour between Manchester and Leeds, a new direct train through Manchester to the airport and faster journey times to Hull, Newcastle and the North East.

As well as improved rail links, the project could boost the area’s economy by £4.2bn and create between 20,000 and 30,000 extra jobs.

Jo Kaye, Network Rail route managing director said: “The Ordsall Chord is the first part of our wider plan to bring a better railway to the north of England.

“Our proposals will help the economy, making it easier for people to travel between the towns and cities of the North as a result of greatly improved connections across the region.

“We are keen to talk to people about the progress we have made on the scheme and are looking forward to hearing their views.”

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com

Comments

Michael King   25/04/2016 at 16:02

I assume decreased journey times are a bad thing? Notwithstanding my pedantry...tell the powers that be to simply get on with it.

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