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Government unveils £13bn Northern Powerhouse transport blueprint

The Government has today launched a blueprint to show how £13bn of transport investment is being spent to help create the Northern Powerhouse.

To launch the blueprint, ministers are visiting major infrastructure projects. Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin is visiting the Farnworth Tunnel, where major work has started electrify the line between Manchester, Bolton and Preston. He will then travel to Merseyside to open the new A5758 Broom’s Cross Road between Thornton and Switch Island.

McLoughlin said: “We had a choice - building the infrastructure our country needs, or letting our transport system become a brake on growth and opportunity. We have chosen to invest for the future.

“Across the North, that investment is already having a huge impact, with programmes underway to upgrade our railways and our roads. We are determined to keep the momentum going.”

The aim of the blueprint is to demonstrate how government funding will strengthen transport links across the north.


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  • But nothing between Manchester and Leeds then? Gone into limbo till April 2020, no doubt. We'll remember!

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