THE NORTH. MADE OF PATHFINDERS.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Between 2015 and 2020 the government will have spent over £13billion improving and modernising northern transport – a record level of investment.

There is a huge amount of work being planned and delivered between towns and cities across the north-west, north-east and Yorkshire and Humber.

From major visionary schemes like Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2, the first new north-south railway in this country for over a century, to local road and rail upgrades to improve everyday journeys and better connect lives, jobs and communities.

 

LONDON TO NEWCASTLE A1(M)

This £380 million upgrade of the A1(M) will reduce journey times by 20%. This will result in a £1 billion boost to the economy.

NORTH WALES TO LIVERPOOL

The £16 million development of the Halton Curve will allow direct trains between north Wales and Liverpool for the first time in decades.

NEW BRIDGE FOR SUNDERLAND

The first Sunderland bridge over the River Wear for 40 years, linking Castletown to the north with Pallion to the south. This has opened up the long-neglected south bank of the river for regeneration and development.

EASING M60 CONGESTION

Implementing smart motorways on the M60 in Greater Manchester will reduce congestion and make journeys more reliable. This in turn creates economic benefits for the region and the country as a whole.

NEW TRAINS FOR THE EAST COAST

New high speed Azuma trains are due to be introduced on the East Coast route from 2019, under LNER.

NEW MANCHESTER AIRPORT ROAD

More than 5,000 jobs will be created in Greater Manchester thanks to a new road improving connections in and around the city to its airport. This will deliver a £2.5 billion boost to the regional economy.