The route takes in Yorkshire’s biggest cities – including Sheffield and Leeds – and vital links over the Pennines and into the North East.

Stations along the route include, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Bradford, Huddersfield as well as many others.

Improvements in services across the route will have a vital role to play in helping to drive economic growth and job creating in the north of England. Ongoing work as part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan is already seeing more capacity and more reliable journeys for passengers, as well as facilitating the replacement of Pacers with modern, comfortable trains.

A huge redesign of the vital hub at Leeds station will provide new capacity and better services for one of the UK’s most important cities. 

The North & East route is supported by the Eastern region bringing us closer to our passengers and the communities we serve, with a focus on operations to help us improve train performance.

Map showing North & East route
Matthew Rice – route director, North & East

Matthew Rice
Route director, North & East

Main railway lines:

  • The Transpennine Route from Newcastle, Hull and York towards Manchester and Liverpool via Leeds.

Safety

We work closely with local communities to promote safety by the railway. Find out more on our community safety page.

Projects in the North and East route