Paul Sumner, Senior Sponsor, Transpennine Route Upgrade, Network Rail.

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7pm at New North Parade Baptist Church, HD1 5JU.

This talk is rescheduled from February 8 after it was postponed due to heavy snow. People who had booked to attend then do not need to book again – your place has been automatically reserved and an email reminder will be sent out by Geoff Hughes shortly before the event. People who hadn’t booked before but want to attend in April need to book on Eventbrite at

A chance to hear about the biggest engineering project to influence the future of Huddersfield since the building of the M62. By splitting routes into fast and slow lines, creating greater capacity and increased speeds, plus electrification and more capacity to get freight off roads and onto rail with huge environmental benefits, this is a project that will have profound and beneficial consequences.

Close to 1,000 staff will be working around Huddersfield on a major £80m remodelling of Huddersfield Station (all in keeping with the building’s Grade 1 listing), erecting a new maintenance depot at Hillhouse, widening or replacing numerous bridges, rebuilding stations along the route and, between 2027-29, electrification between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Free to Huddersfield Civic Society members. A recommended £5 donation from non-members will help towards costs. This amount will be absorbed into the annual HCS membership charge (£12.50 individuals, £30 corporate) for a non member who joins on the evening.

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