We’re upgrading the railway between York and Manchester via Leeds and Huddersfield.

Through a series of carefully planned upgrades, Transpennine Upgrade will deliver a high performing, reliable railway for passengers with more seats, more trains and faster journeys between Manchester and York via Huddersfield and Leeds.

Providing better links between some of the north’s most important economic centres by increasing capacity and reducing journey times will improve connections for businesses, create jobs, and support economic growth.

Millions of passengers use this key northern route across the Pennines each year and, Over the next 20 years, it is forecast that passenger numbers will double.

Serving 25 stations, the 76-mile Transpennine railway crosses over and dips under 285 bridges and viaducts, passes through six miles of tunnels, and crosses over 29 level crossings.

Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury)

We are consulting members of the public, passengers and businesses on our proposals to upgrade the section of railway between Huddersfield and Westtown.

We’d like to double the number of tracks, upgrade stations and electrify this section, but your feedback counts. You can read more here.

Contact us

For any comments or questions regarding the Transpennine Upgrade, or any associated schemes, please contact our 24-hr Network Rail national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact us page.