THE NORTH: LEADING THE WAY
A world class rail service has been promised to the North
“This is an exciting time for the railway in the north of England as Network Rail continues to deliver more than £1bn of investment to provide passengers with a better, faster and more reliable railway.” Nick Spall, route delivery director for Network Rail.
Network Rail is investing in improvements in the North to speed up journeys, create rail links and improve stations. As part of this investment they will be electrifying key routes across the North West.
More than 300km of the rail network will be electrified, improving connections between towns and cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Blackpool.
Over the next 20 years connectivity and freight is going to improve dramatically in the North of England – 44 million more passenger journeys will be delivered each year across the region.
The North’s economy needs to grow at a faster rate than the rest of England to rebalance the economy. Some say it will overtake the South in service quality.
This is a time of huge empowerment for the North as a result of investment and devolution. The NRC is your gateway to be part of it.
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