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Extra spaces for Northern Rail commuter routes

Rail minister Theresa Villiers announced today there will up to 8,800 extra spaces on commuter services in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle.

Under a deal funded by the Government, passengers on Northern Rail are to benefit from an extra 22 train carriages.

Separate agreements also deliver an extra 6 carriages to First Great Western and an additional 4 carriages to London Midland.

The total cost of this investment is £16.7M.

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