Will the UK Integrated Rail Plan be delivered?

Ordsall Chord bridge (NR)

Questions have been asked about the UK Government’s intentions to deliver the wide-ranging projects in the Integrated Rail Plan for the North. The recently published document outlines plans for rail connectivity in the North of England and was published in the wake of the cancellation of the eastern leg of the HS2 high-speed rail scheme. The IRP brings together a number of projects, already announced by the government, to enhance connectivity between the northern English cities, including Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and Newcastle.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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