Electrification of the Manchester to Blackpool line

The Chancellor confirmed in Wednesday’s budget what had been stated before. That the line from Manchester to Blackpool via Preston will be electrified.  Just to remind us that some money is flowing into the North West, although it doesn’t compare with the £50+ billions spent on the Olympics, Crossrail, Thameslink, a possible new sewer and a possible airport expansion for London.

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