Tories Under Pressure Over Northern Powercut

by paulankers on 26 July, 2017

Plans announced this week to reduce the amount of electrification of the key TransPennine route from Manchester to Leeds, have caused pressure for the Tories.

In this BBC News website article the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is quoted admitting that the route will not be fully electrified despite the commitment from the Department for Transport back in 2015 that it would be.

Local council candidate, Paul Ankers, a regular commuter from Hazel Grove commented “This downgrade to the Northern Powerhouse calls into question how committed the Tories are to this project”


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