Johnson pledges funds for fast Leeds-Manchester train service
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 ...