George Osborne unveils Manchester Airport rail scheme

George Osborne unveils the plaque at Manchester Airpor

George Osborne surveys the work on the new platform

First published in News

PLANS for the construction of a fourth platform at Manchester Airport station has been unveiled by George Osborne MP as part of a £600million rail investment programme in the north of England.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer marked the start of work on the platform on February 7 and construction will take place between March 14 and April 7 this year.

The Northern Hub project will help stimulate economic growth in the region by providing faster, more regular and reliable connections between towns and cities.

Mr Osborne said: “This investment will ensure growth is not concentrated in any one place by keeping Britain connected and creating thousands of local jobs, delivering a brighter economic future for the whole country.”

The £20million platform upgrade is due for completion by the end of 2015.

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