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Levelling Up: Transport for the North responds to report

Levelling Up: Transport for the North responds to report

Transport for North says the North must be central to plans to better connect the United Kingdom and drive the levelling up agenda.

The message comes following the Government’s publication of the interim findings of the Union Connectivity Review.

Tim Foster, Interim Strategy and Programmes Director at Transport for the North, said:

“The North must be at the heart of the mission to better connect the whole of the UK and level up, investment in our infrastructure is critical to improving key routes across our borders to Wales, Scotland and further south. It’s positive to see the early rail and road projects highlighted by the Review strongly aligned to those in our own infrastructure pipeline for the North.

“Long-term commitment to a transformed rail network for the UK - including Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 - must also now form the backbone of better connections across the union. Doing so will deliver more rail capacity and increase reliability, as well as cutting carbon emissions and driving recovery of our economy.”


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