“I am delighted that the government has finally bowed to pressure and reinstated the commitment to rail electrification for the Transpennine line. However the battle is not yet won.
“This announcement, although welcome, still represents a long delay on the original plan. I hope this is not a drop kick into the long grass for a much needed investment, with more pauses to come.
“Also I would still like to see more, such as a move to increase capacity and have a proper plan to get rid of inadequate Pacers.”
Mrs Cox tabled a Parliamentary motion demanding the Government reinstate the electrification plans.