IRP: time to shape the vision


Marsden: the proposed location for the eastern end of the new high-speed line from Manchester in the Integrated Rail Plan. Northern’s Nos 150215/122 head towards Standedge Tunnel on 27 June 2019, bound for Manchester Piccadilly.
Ken Brunt

Betrayal. That seemed to be the most commonly expressed sentiment following the publication by the Government of the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) for the Midlands and the North of England in November (for once, we’ve left off the obligatory descriptor ‘long-awaited’).

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