Barry White, Chief Executive for Transport for the North, said: “Increased spending on infrastructure is welcome news, as well as reaffirmed commitment to accelerating Northern Powerhouse Rail.
“If we’re to truly tackle imbalance in the UK’s economy and power up the North, we need sustained and substantial investment in our infrastructure. We’ve outlined our asks for a Northern Budget – a pipeline of road and rail projects to the mid-2020s as well as full commitment to the whole Northern Powerhouse Rail network. We’ll continue to make the North’s needs known to Government ahead of this Autumn’s anticipated infrastructure strategy.”
Find out more about the Northern Budget here.