Northern Rail Industry Leaders welcome TfN announcement on preferred route for Northern Powerhouse Rail

19 November 2020

Northern Rail Industry Leaders (NRIL), a group of more 150 rail business in the North of England, have welcomed today’s announcement from Transport for the North on the preferred route for Northern Powerhouse Rail.
Justin Moss and Mike Hulme, Co-Chairs, Northern Rail Industry Leaders (NRIL), said: “This is a positive step for Northern Powerhouse Rail and will be very much welcomed by Northern rail businesses, including NRIL members.
“With Transport for the North confirming a preferred way forward for the route, we now urge the Government to give Northern Powerhouse Rail the ‘green light’ and ensure the project plays a leading role in supporting the UK’s economic recovery post-Coronavirus.”

Notes to Editors

  1. See Transport for the North’s announcement here
  2. About Northern Rail Industry Leaders (NRIL): NRIL brings together businesses to help develop and support the rail industry in the region, and which includes 150 rail organisations in the North of England. In 2019 it published a ‘Building the North’s New Railways’ Report, which looks at how rail suppliers, Transport for the North (TfN), Government and key rail organisations can work together to deliver the best for the region through rail investment.

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