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Hudds to London rail plan revised.

THE firm bidding to run direct rail services between Huddersfield and London has submitted a revised application for one of its proposed routes.

Alliance Rail Holdings has tabled final plans for its Great North Western Railway Company services to the Office of Rail Regulation.

The GNWR route would see trains running from Huddersfield to Euston via Stockport with a journey times of 2hrs 40mins.

Alliance also wants to run trains from Huddersfield to King's Cross via Penistone, Barnsley and Sheffield under the Great North Eastern Railway tag with a journey time of three hours.

Its final submission for the GNWR includes operating more than 60 trains a day using new rolling stock.

The company claims it will create almost 400 jobs and will deliver more than pounds 3.5bn of wider economic benefits to the areas it will serve.

Alliance managing director Ian Yeowart said: "We are grateful for the detailed work that our colleagues at Network Rail have undertaken in identifying significant capacity for these services.

"Network Rail and its planners have given an excellent response to a significant challenge and we look forward to working together in developing the plans further."

The Office of Rail Regulation will shortly make the application and information available on its website at www.rail-reg.gov.uk and will undertake a full appraisal of the proposal.

. ? Meanwhile, Grand Central Railway launched Kirklees' first direct rail link to London yesterday. The Bradford - London trains call at Mirfield.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
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Date:Dec 12, 2011
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