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Reports shows scale of the underfunding of Northern transport

by prestwichfocus on 24 January, 2018

A report published today by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows that the North of England receives an ‘indefensible’ £2,555 less per person in transport funding.

Planned transport investment in London is almost 2.6 times higher per capita than in the North. The North West actually fares slightly better than the rest of the North with spending of £2,439 per person, but still far less than London at £4,155 per person.

Recent announcements by Government such as cancellation of electrification schemes in the North, downgrading rolling stock on our railway lines will have made the situation worse.

Report summary here. Full Report here.

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