I received a briefing in respect of the above. If you would like a copy of it let me know.

“Dear Councillor,

 As part of the rail investment in the North, Network Rail are investing over £1 billion on targeted upgrades to the rail network, helping to support and grow the regional economy.

The Transpennine Route Upgrade is part of this investment. The route upgrade will deliver faster and more frequent services, improve connections between key towns and cities across the North and deliver more capacity along the route.  The Transpennine Route Upgrade covers the route from Manchester Victoria to Leeds, York and Selby.”