Sparks fly in celebration over Transpennine Route upgrade
The UK government may be unable to make up its mind, but its infrastructure agency Network Rail is powering ahead with energising the north of England. The Transpennine Route Upgrade has seen its first electric wires erected as part of the scheme. Sparks now fly in North Yorkshire between Church Fenton and Colton Junction, where trains from Leeds join the East Coast Main Line on their way into York. This is one of the busiest stretches of railway in the north of England, with over 100 trains using the section each day.
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