Tyne and Wear Metro

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 1 December 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.57 of the Autumn Budget 2017, how much of the National Productivity Investment Fund will be allocated to improving the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In the Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £337m direct grant funding for a new Nexus Metro fleet and depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The Metro is a critical part of both local transport provision and the wider economy in the region, and this investment will be a vital boost to the area, supporting access to employment, education and leisure. All of this funding is from the National Productivity Investment Fund.

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