TransPennine Route Upgrade | Leaders Debate

During the TransCityRail North event in Manchester, host Helen Fospero led a panel discussion that included Sara Kettlewell, Head of Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) at Northern, Hannah Lomas, Principal Programme Sponsor CHPP, Transpennine Route Upgrade, Network Rail and Fiona Cane, Head of Delivery Partnership, Transpennine Express.

The panel concentrated on the TRU, one of the main transformational projects for the railway in the north of England.

The programme is s a major, multi-billion-pound programme of railway improvements which will bring better journeys to passengers travelling across the Pennines between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

The panellist discussed the legacy which will be left after the completion of the project, how it will affect the surrounding communities and the collaboration between operators, infrastructure owners and the wider railway community.



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TransCityRail is a series of regional, interactive and insightful events across the country bringing together leaders, collaborators, problem solvers and innovators in a creative and invigorating way.

This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.


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The North of England is home to almost a quarter of the UK’s entire population, so it’s no surprise that continued investment across the regions railway is a priority for Transport for the North, Network Rail, HS2, Operators and Major Contractors.

For over a decade the TransCityRail NORTH conference, exhibition and networking dinner has been uniting the leaders of industry responsible for building shaping and delivering rail infrastructure investment across the region for a day of collaboration, conversation and engagement.

This year we have another star studied line-up of keynote speakers and panel discussions on strategic rail investment for the region, Transpennine Route Upgrade and Northern Powerhouse Rail revealing £billions in opportunity for the supply chain.

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