The number of people using Manchester Victoria station is set to double as part of a new 5 year plan by Network rail to improve services. 400 million pounds is being invested in the North West Electrification Programme.
Politicians have been told to get behind the high speed rail link or risk costs spiralling out of control.
The chairman of HS2, Sir David Higgins, has published his first report on the project since he took up the role at the beginning of the year.
He's warned the £50 billion cost of the project will escalate if it gets bogged down in parliamentary infighting.Sir David has recommended bringing forward construction of the West Midlands to Manchester stretch of the line from a start date of 2026.
A rail union has apologised for possible disruption to services, but says it has no choice. Train managers on London Midland, which runs services to Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street, have launched a strike in a row over hours, lasting until 10 pm tomorrow. More action may be in the offing.
"We would like to apologise to passengers who may well find their services delayed and even cancelled but we have been forced to take this action to get management to listen to us seriously."
– Steve Coe, The Transport Salaried Staffs Association
Train managers on London Midland, which runs services to Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street, have launched a strike in a row over hours. It'll continue until 10 o'clock tomorrow night, with further action possible.