Press Release

RIA North welcomes £84 million rail investment in Manchester and the North West

11 March 2022

RIA North, the voice of the rail supply community in the North of England, has welcomed the announcement that £84 million will be invested in rail in Manchester and the North West.

Justin Moss, Chair of RIA North, said: “Rail suppliers will welcome the investment announced today in Manchester’s railway network, which will help alleviate the bottleneck around the Castlefield Corridor and improve capability and capacity. We hope this is the start of a number of rail projects from the Integrated Rail Plan and the outstanding Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline.”
Notes to Editors

  1. The Department for Transport announcement can be found here.
  2. About RIA North:  RIA North is the voice of the rail supply community in the North of England, representing RIA members across the region. Rail in the North support £7.7bn in economic growth (GVA), 154,000 jobs and £2.5bn in tax revenue and is an essential industry in delivering the Government's build back better, decarbonisation and levelling-up agendas.

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