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The Manchester to York rail electrification project back on

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Plans to electrify the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester, Leeds and York are back on following an announcement from the Department of Transport.

The DFT has announced that Network Rail will devise a new plan to upgrade the route which links the cities of Manchester, Leeds and York with a view to completing the project by 2022.

The electrification plan is seen by many in the region as a commitment by the UK Government to the vision of a Northern Power House.

The news is likely to be very welcomed by both those who use the route and the those engaged in the engineering of the project.