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Business and political pressure needs to be maintained to transform the region's rail services.
Business and political pressure needs to be maintained to transform the region's rail services.
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GIVEN how this region’s railways don’t have a track record for time-keeping, whether it be trains running on time or the decision-making of politicians, the report published today by Northern business leaders is a welcome arrival.

It makes a very strong economic case for Northern Powerhouse Rail – the long-overdue scheme intended to transform services between towns and cities here.

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For, while there is a growing groundswell of support, business and political pressure is vital when the Department for Transport, preoccupied with HS2, is at the mercy of one Chris Grayling who favours a second Crossrail line for London when the first route is still to open because it is so late – and over-budget. The stronger the case, the harder it 
will be for London-centric ministers to say ‘no’ to 
the North.