Friday, 13 December 2013

Phase Six

The DfT today announced that Wigan North Western to Bolton (Strictly Wigan Station Junction to Lostock Junction) will be electrified, with completion targeted for 2017.

A task force has been set up to consider "where next" for electrification in Northern England.  They  have a list of routes to examine:
  • Leeds-Harrogate-York
  • Selby-Hull
  • Sheffield-Leeds
  • Sheffield-Doncaster
  • East Coast main line-Middlesbrough
  • Sheffield-Manchester
  • Warrington-Chester
  • Crewe-Chester.