Category Archives: Campaigning

Trans-Pennine Electrification in Doubt

On the last day before the parliamentary recess, the Transport Minister Chris Grayling sneaked out the announcement that various electrification schemes would be cancelled, in the North West (the Windermere branch), in Wales (Cardiff to Swansea) and in the East … Continue reading

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“Transport secretary’s backing for Crossrail 2 sparks anger outside London”

[from the Guardian, Monday 24 July 2017] https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/24/transport-secretary-backs-crossrail-2-plan Chris Grayling’s support for rail line prompts claims government has abandoned ambitions to rebalance economy The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has declared his support for Crossrail 2, alleviating fears in London that the … Continue reading

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“Anger Over North-South Transport Spending Divide ‘Worth £59 Billion A Decade’”

  [from the Huffington Post, 31/07/2017] http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/anger-north-south-transport-spending-divide-59-billion-a-decade_uk_597ec9ade4b0da64e87a2145 The government faces a backlash from angry northern commuters over transport spending The Conservative Party is facing a growing backlash from angry northern commuters after it was revealed that the north of England has seen £59 … Continue reading

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“Thousands sign petition for more transport cash for north of England”

[From The Observer, Sunday 30 July 2017] https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/30/north-of-england-transport-investment-petition-chris-grayling-electrification More than 29,000 people have signed a petition calling for more investment in transport in the north of England, after rail electrification plans across the country were scrapped. Chris Grayling gave his … Continue reading

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