North hit by broken transport promises, IPPR says

Political leaders in the North of England remain hamstrung in their attempts to improve transport and cut carbon emissions as they lack the powers and funding, a new report has argued.

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  • Manchester in fight for underground HS2

    An underground station to accommodate HS2 in Manchester would deliver economic benefits worth £333m a year more than the current overground plan, new analysis has found.

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  • West Midlands plans UK's first 'very light rail'

    The UK’s first 'very light' rail line has been included in a list of more than 50 projects submitted for approval to the Department for Transport by the West Midlands Combined Authority Board.

  • DfT lays down a marker on inclusive mobility

    The Government has published two key documents that aim to improve disabled people’s mobility and safety while travelling.

  • £161m upgrade at Leeds Station completed

    A £161m package of upgrades for Leeds Station - the largest set of works on the site for 20 years - has been completed, helping create a 'modern, fully connected transport hub' ministers said.