Passengers across the North West are set to benefit from an £84 million government investment to cut delays and improve the reliability of trains across the region.
- £84 million package to increase reliability of trains in Greater Manchester and the North
- works will deliver trackside upgrades, platform extensions for longer trains and bigger depots across the region
- the funding begins a decade’s worth of investment that will transform rail in the North
Blackpool South MP Scott Benton stated:
I welcome this announcement, which is a key part of the Government’s levelling-up agenda. This investment in northern railway infrastructure will be of huge benefit to the whole region.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP said:
This £84 million investment will make trains more reliable and kicks off a decade’s worth of improvements across the region. As we level up the country, we’re determined to use rail to boost local economies.