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A modern and effective public transport system

The Northern Powerhouse vision is about connecting the big cities of the North to create a single labour market bigger than that of London, but the true benefits will not be realised if the focus lies purely on moving people in and out of city centres. Better public transport links to allow employers to access the skills they need and employees to reach the jobs they want will be a key enabler in making the Powerhouse vision a reality.

We will inform and work with key stakeholders across the region to make sure not just that new links provide the maximum benefit, but also that the full potential of existing modes is realised.

Campaign for Business Objective:

  • Ensure that all future public transport developments, investments and plans have clear benefits for business and businesses have had adequate consultation and engagement prior to decisions being taken.