Look press people, a new train! Or maybe not
All the talk before the General Election, seemingly emanating from the Rt Hon Gideon George Oliver Osborne, heir to the seventeenth Baronet, of an HS3 network to follow HS2, was no more than hot air. Worse, the electrification of the main Trans-Pennine route from Manchester to Leeds and York via Huddersfield isn’t going to happen. Well, not yet. Nor is the electrification of the Midland Main Line from Bedford to Sheffield.