Multi-billion pound plans to overhaul rail in North of England – BBC News

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Plans to overhaul transport across the North of England, including with multi-billion pound rail schemes, are being laid out by the government later.

The Northern Transport Strategy report details what George Osborne believes will create a "northern powerhouse".

It contains a long-term plan to improve road links and speed up train times between major cities.

But the Rail, Maritime and Transport union said the proposals were "yet more pie-in-the-sky nonsense".

The report, which is being published by the government and the newly formed Transport for the North (TfN), sets out a range of options for upgrades of existing rail lines or building new lines between key locations.

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