Wednesday 9 Aug 2017
Network Rail to hold drop-in events ahead of Transpennine Route Upgrade work
Network Rail will hold a series of drop-in events across the Pennines as work continues to upgrade the Transpennine Route.
In preparation for the upgrade, which once complete will see faster and more regular journeys across the Pennines, vegetation will be removed from the side of the railway between Leeds and Manchester between September 2017 and May 2018.
Drop-in sessions for lineside neighbours will take place between 5pm and 7pm on the following days:
- Dewsbury – Tuesday 8 August – Dewsbury Library, WF12 8EQ
- Batley – Monday 14 August – Batley Library, Market Place, WF17 5DA
- Deighton – Tuesday 15 August – Deighton Chestnut Centre, HD2 1HJ
- Mirfield – Thursday 17 August – The Salvation Army Hall, WF14 8AF
- Slaithwaite – Monday 21 August – Slaithwaite Community Centre, HD7 5XE
- Marsden – Tuesday 22 August – Marsden Mechanics Hall, HD7 6BW
- Huddersfield – Wednesday 23 August – Huddersfield Town Hall, HD1 2TA
- Mossley – Tuesday 29 August – George Lawton Hall, OL5 0HR
- Stalybridge – Wednesday 30 August – Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity Street, SK15 2BN
- Greenfield – Monday 4 September – Greenfield Methodist Church, 9 Chew Vale, Greenfield, OL3 7EQ
For further information, residents should contact Network Rail’s National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.
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