The government announced confirmation on the 11th February 2020 that the HS2 project is to progress.  This is great news for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).  The chief executive of Transport for the North, Barry White, has said that “the powerful combination of HS2 and NPR will transform the rail legacy left by the Victorians, now creaking under the strain of demand”.

Now that HS2 has been given the go-ahead, Transport for the North will continue with its development of solutions for improving the railway in the north of England, to deliver transformational economic growth.