Our plans and projects

The Transpennine route spans 70 miles, with 23 stations and nearly 30 level crossings, running over and under dozens of bridges and viaducts, and passing through 6 miles of tunnels. We’re transforming this key rail artery to bring passengers more frequent, faster, greener trains, running on a better, cleaner and more reliable railway.

Here’s where we are delivering improvements…

Manchester to Stalybridge

We’re working to upgrade the 8 mile long section of railway between Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge. This will provide railway passengers in Greater Manchester with faster, more frequent, and more reliable trains in the future.

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Stalybridge to Huddersfield

Spanning nearly 18 miles in length, this section of railway is currently being surveyed by our specialist teams, to gather as much information about the area as possible before work begins.

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Huddersfield to Leeds

With greener and faster electric trains, twice the number of tracks and more trains running, we’re reducing journey times and congestion on this section of track, while making it quieter and more sustainable.

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Leeds City Station

Almost 20 million passengers use Leeds station every year, making it one of the busiest stations in the whole of the UK. It is the central station on TRU and over the course of the programme it has already seen some major improvements.

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Leeds to York

There are 26 miles of railway connecting the busy Yorkshire cities of Leeds and York, and our specialist teams have already made great progress in delivering much needed improvements to the area.

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Train travelling through fields

Other Key Projects

In order to ensure passengers can always get to where they need to be over the course of TRU, we are upgrading sections of railway that form diversionary routes.

These will be used to ensure train services can continue to run when we need to close sections of the Transpennine Main Line for long periods of time to carry out major work, and will leave long-lasting legacy benefits for these routes going forward.

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