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.

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.

Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail will be delivering the keynote speech - The Railway Upgrade Plan across the North.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, will be speaking on transforming the rail network in Manchester and across the North of England.

Susan Evans, Connected Communities and Devolved Regions Director , Alstom Transport speaks on How light rail can work in the region.

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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 - book your place now

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