Railways: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, plans he has to increase rail investment in North of England (a) cities, (b) towns and (c) rural areas.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government will present an Integrated Rail Plan which will look at how best to deliver HS2 Phase 2b, Northern Powerhouse Rail and other transformational investment across the North and Midlands.

We continue to deliver ambitious enhancements to the rail network in the North, investing in key priorities including the Transpennine Route Upgrade linking Manchester and Leeds, and restoring lines and stations closed during the Beeching cuts, with an unrelenting focus on levelling up our country and ensuring all communities have the connections they need to support growth and prosperity.

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