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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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