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Transpennine Route Upgrade - East of Leeds

Leeds and York

VolkerRail is part of the TRU East Alliance, helping to deliver essential upgrades between Leeds and York, as part of Network Rail’s Transpennine Route Upgrade.

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) is a major, multi-billion-pound programme of railway improvements which will bring better journeys to passengers travelling across the Pennines between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

Stretching across the North of England between Manchester and York, via Huddersfield and Leeds, the 70-mile Transpennine route serves 23 stations, crosses over and dips under dozens of bridges and viaducts, passes through six miles of tunnels, and crosses over 29 level crossings.

The East of Leeds part of the Transpennine Route is between York and Leeds. This contract was awarded in October 2017 to the TRU East Alliance of Network Rail, VolkerRail, J. Murphy and Sons and Siemens.

"We are focussed on developing the potential infrastructure enhancements that will lead to faster, more frequent and more reliable train services across the north"

Paul McKeown, Director of Route Sponsorship for Network Rail’s London North Eastern and East Midlands route

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