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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson's commitment to Northern Powerhouse Rail has been welcomed, although local political leaders have pointed out there is still very little detail on the proposals.

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The promoter of East West Rail has demanded that it be electrified "from day one" in its submission to the Spending Review.

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