Hammond to announce 'more money' for Northern Powerhouse rail [BBC News]

Date: 02/10/2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to announce an extra £300m to improve rail links in northern England, in a speech to the Conservative Party conference. Plans to electrify the whole Trans-Pennine route have been in doubt. But the new money will be used to ensure HS2 will link to faster trains between Liverpool and Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and York - so-called Northern Powerhouse rail.

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