The event was launched on both days by the town crier Johnny Crook who read a script about the meaning of being from Lancashire which was followed by various dancers and the riding of the trains.
‘We will close North-South economic gap’: Tory MP says Manchester set to benefit from £1.2b rail investment
The North West is to be delivered a ‘world-class’ rail service, after the Government franchised northern rail commitments to Arriva Rail North and First TransPennine Express.
Six new cycle hubs have been opened at Greater Manchester railway stations, doubling the number of bike parking spaces in the region, as councilors push for Manchester to become a ‘flagship Cycling City’.
Plans to provide more seats, more services and a fleet of brand new trains throughout the North of England by 2020 are revealed by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin.