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Boris Johnson to water down promise on Northern Powerhouse Rail line in key plan this week

Key Leeds-Manchester section will be delivered through upgrades rather than a new line via Bradford, i has learnt. Boris Johnson is to water down a promise to fund a new high-speed rail link in the North of England by instead focusing on upgrades to existing lines.

Monday, 15 November 2021

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  • Government to finally drop plan for HS2 link to Leeds – reportsThe government has refused to confirm or deny reports that it will finally cancel plans for the HS2 link to Leeds this week, and instead fund a hodgepodge of disparate projects which favour Conservative constituencies and leave mysterious gaps in the rail network.

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