Cross party group of Northern politicians urge £100bn transport cash boost in Budget

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A cross party group of politicians, including senior Tory party grandees, have today taken the unprecedented step of coming together to urge the Chancellor Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to transform the north’s rail and road network to prevent … Continue reading

Transport Secretary defends decision to curb electrification schemes as he unveils plans for ‘digital railway’

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will today defend the Government’s decision to scale back electrification schemes in the region as he unveils plans to turn the trans-Pennine route into Britain’s first digitally-controlled intercity railway. The Yorkshire Post says: We make no … Continue reading

Chris Grayling denies north-south divide in transport spending as he speaks to Yorkshire leaders

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting in the row about a north-south divide in Government spending between the regions. Mr Grayling faced a barrage of criticism in the summer after announcing Government backing for multi-billion pound investments for … Continue reading

Inconceivable to suggest cost of HS2 set to spiral, says Chris Grayling

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost of HS2 is set to spiral. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost … Continue reading

People on estate facing demolition for HS2 could struggle to find new homes

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People on estate facing demolition for HS2 could struggle to find new homes Government report finds that residents of Shimmer estate may not receive adequate compensation to acquire similar properties in light of shortage The government has said that residents … Continue reading