Clegg: North’s trains must improve – Poll

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Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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“Decrepit” trains in Hull and other northern cities would be unacceptable in London, according to Nick Clegg, who is pushing for more investment in transport infrastructure.

And the Deputy Prime Minister is also saying the whole of the M62 should be turned into an eight-lane motorway, with the hard shoulder used for traffic.

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Mr Clegg will tell a conference in Leeds that he wants funds for the improvements to be announced in December’s Autumn Statement.

Labour and the Conservatives also back more northern investment.

Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a new high-speed east-west rail line linking the major cities of the North across the Pennines.

Experts have said this project, dubbed HS3, would cut journey times between Manchester and Hull from just under two hours to an hour and a half.

Meanwhile, Labour Leader Ed Miliband has promised to give cities and regions the powers and finances to enable them to manage their own public transport networks.

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Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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