Electrification of North West and North Wales Railways

While the majority of modern trains in the UK are powered by electric, it might interest you to know the lines between Crewe, Chester, Holyhead, Warrington and Manchester are currently still powered by diesel trains.

There are proposals in place to upgrade and electrify these lines over the next decade to increase efficiency as well as decreasing journey times, not least because Crewe is set to become a hub station for HS2.

Rail electrification will, of course, result in landowners either side of the existing railway lines being contacted for access. Rostons are aware that the proposed works are due to start in the next few years so it is essential landowners/ occupiers seek professional advice prior to allowing any access.

The Rostons team has extensive experience on this issue so please contact for advice.