Earlier this morning, in my role as Chairman of Merseytravels Rail Services Committee, I attended the visit to Liverpool Lime Street Station,of Sadiq Khan MP, Minister of Transport, and heard his announcement, that the Liverpool to Manchester line was to be electrified at a cost of £100 million. He said the work starts today with the design, and construction starts in two years, with completion in four years. When completed people will be able to travel between the two cities in around 30 minutes. This is really great news for Merseyside and the wider area. For more information click here .