Trans-Pennine upgrade scope grows

Network Rail has submitted options to the Department for Transport to increase the scope of works which are part of the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade (TRU). The move comes as a 16-day blockade east of Manchester Victoria enabled progress with early elements of the work, including reconstruction of Dantzic Street and Queens Road bridges.

TRU is a major scheme to enhance the Manchester Victoria – Leeds – York route, increasing capacity and cutting journey times. The work is being delivered in stages by two alliances, one covering the route west from Leeds and the other to the east.

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