The railway line between Sheffield and Manchester is to be upgraded, cutting journey times by 10 minutes. The government has announced work to allow passenger trains on the Hope Valley line to overtake slow freight trains. Sheffield City Council leader Julie Dore said the decision was long-awaited but 'not enough'. She said the changes would mean journeys of 50 minutes would be reduced to about 40.
Passenger trains will be able to overtake slow freight trains travelling through the Hope Valley.