26 Jan '15, 8am

New research: Investing in rail essential to tackling north - south divide

The new research, Stepping Stones to a rebalanced Britain , was commissioned by Campaign for Better Transport and reveals how investing in new trains, improved stations and better services as part of the new Northern Rail franchise would provide essential infrastructure for growing cities and maximise the benefits from billions of pounds of investment due as part of the Northern Powerhouse. Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport said "The north's rail network has been getting a raw deal for decades. This new research shows that major investment is not only long overdue, but is essential if we're to tackle the north south divide." "All eyes are on the Government. They must use the new franchises for Northern Rail and TransPennine Express to get rid of outdated rolling stock, improve stations and make sure their are enough seat to cope with demand." S...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/new-research-investing-...

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