Reversing decision to scrap electrification plans could shave crucial minutes off journey times

Pressure is mounting on the Government to reverse its decision to abandon rail electrification schemes in Yorkshire as critics argue the move will hinder efforts to shave crucial minutes off commuters’ journey times.

According to Labour, the changes have effectively pulled the plug on the Northern Powerhouse rail project, which if delivered, could cut up to 20 minutes off a journey between Leeds and Manchester and 23 minutes off travel from Sheffield to Hull.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/reversing-decision-to-scrap-electrification-plans-could-shave-crucial-minutes-off-journey-times-1-8681217

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One Response to Reversing decision to scrap electrification plans could shave crucial minutes off journey times

  1. Pingback: Opposition gathers to protest Government decision to scrap rail electrification in Sheffield | Rotherham Politics

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