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'North has bigger role to play in UK economy'

As the government announces new plans to boost infrastructure, regions around the country will be looking to see what projects may now get the green light.

Kieran Preston, director general of Metro, the public transport executive for West Yorkshire describes plans to electrify the Transpennine Express which reduces the journey time between Manchester and Leeds.

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