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Governemt shelves planned Selby/ Hull rail electrification, a kick in the teeth for local commuters


Plans to electrify the train line between Hull and Selby have been scrapped by the government. The Department for Transport says the disruption would outweigh any benefits. This u-turn goes against the promised north power house regeneration proposed during the General election of 2015.m by the conservatives. Commuters across the Selby district are furious as rail tickets continue to rise yet services do not improve. The 17:40pm Leeds to Hull train last night was running half and hour late and had to trail a repair train from Leeds to Selby along the Micklefield route travel king as little as 5miles per hour for some of the journey. 

The plan would have guaranteed faster journey times between Hull and other cities in the North as well as London.

Diana Johnson, the Labour MP for Hull North, said she was "very angry" at the decision.

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Here's the Transport Minister who today axed Hull rail electrification promising me "good news" on it only two mont…

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She has released a video from the House of Commons two months ago in which Rail Minister Paul Maynard told her that he was looking forward to giving her "good news" on Hull rail electrification.

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