Chris Heaton-Harris – 2021 Comments on the Hope Valley Line

The comments made by Chris Heaton-Harris, the Rail Minister, on 11 March 2021.

I am delighted to confirm £137 million for this scheme to remove bottlenecks on the Hope Valley line, transforming journeys between Sheffield and Manchester – 2 dynamic Northern Powerhouse cities.

We are committed to levelling up infrastructure across the North, and these important upgrades will make a huge difference to passengers, providing the punctual, reliable services they deserve, as we build back better from COVID-19.