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Budget: £300m confirmed for rail; £35m for Trans-Pennine connectivity

BUDGET | £300m confirmed for rail; £35m for Trans-Pennine connectivity [from Place North West, 22 November 2017] The Budget confirmed a £300m funding package, previously announced in October, to help improve connectivity between HS2 and stations in Manchester and Crewe, … Continue reading

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“Train line from Leeds to Manchester WILL be improved, government promises”

This is a definite promise, not to be confused with the rather more specific promises made in 2011, 2012 and 2015, all of which turned out not to be promises at all…………. Far be it for us to be cynical, … Continue reading

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Hammond interview: ‘Northern Powerhouse is a 30 year task’

At last – a government minister who has recognised that it’s not ok to make local train services worse in order to provide faster journey times from city centre to city centre. Hammond interview: ‘Northern Powerhouse is a 30 year … Continue reading

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“Yorkshire and Lancashire join forces to demand Government delivers on northern transport”

[from the Yorkshire Post, Wednesday 23 August 2017] Political leaders from both sides of the Pennines called for the North to join forces to make sure the Government delivers its promises on transport improvements today. A transport summit in Leeds … Continue reading

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