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Johnson pledges funds for fast Leeds-Manchester train service

Jul 29, 2019 - City A.M.

BORIS Johnson has pledged to fund a new high-speed rail link between Leeds and Manchester.

Speaking in Manchester on Saturday, the new Prime Minister said he will give his backing to the trans-Pennine transport link to "turbocharge the economy".

The plans would see journey times across the 36-mile route cut from 50 minutes to under half-an-hour, with full details to be published in the autumn following a HS2 review.

The plans are part of Johnson's wider commitment to deliver a ...