Sustainable Transport needed in the North

15th Aug 2014

We agree with our colleagues at Transport~North who are campaigning for sustainable transport and against the North-South imbalance in existing transport connections. Visit their new website for more info: www.transportnorth.org.uk

"We think you’ll agree that the north of England needs fast, high capacity and high quality rail connections. All parties say so, and making this happen would help re-balance the economy away from London, connect communities, support growth and help tackle congestion and pollution. You’d think that the next franchises for the two main rail services would be a great opportunity to make this happen. But we’re concerned that the Government’s plans for rail in the North will result in cuts and compromises, rather than long-term investment. We’ve launched the Right Track North campaign to put rail in the north on the right track." says James MacColl, Head of Campaigns at Right Track North.