Transpennine upgrade funding pledged by UK government and welcomed by freight operators
Work on the Transpennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester, has been strengthened by a funding package announced by the UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. 589 million British pounds (646 million Euros) has been confirmed for works, including electrification and some quadrupling of lines. A new body will also oversee connectivity projects in the North of England.
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