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£322m of Northern rail upgrades due to be announced

A cluster of rail upgrades known as the "Northern Hub" are expected to be announced by the Government today.

They will include £322m of outstanding track and capacity upgrades across Manchester city centre, Manchester Airport and across to Liverpool.

According to reports the investment is on top of £477m of Northern Hub schemes already approved across the north of England, such as electrification of the North Trans-Pennine route between York and Manchester.

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