Hull key to northern transport vision

Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The importance of Hull to the future of transport in the north of England was made clear by a Government minister on Friday.

Councillor Martin Mancey, Hull City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, was at the launch of the Transport for the North report at Liverpool 2 Superport, also attended by the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin.

Part of the report includes improving road and rail links from the Port of Liverpool to the Humber Ports, but it also recommends that other road projects like improving the A160 and A63 Castle Street are completed as early as possible.

The report also calls for closer cooperation with ABP and Siemens to make sure transport links are suitable for their purposes because of the investment they are bringing to Hull.

Transport for the North classes Hull as a northern powerhouse and one of six major industrial regions in the north, Mr Mancey says.

The importance of electrifying rail links in East Yorkshire and the north of England and a high-speed trans-Pennine route are also key factors in the report.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by The News Editor

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  • barry knock

    The Trans Pennine North electrification York/Hull/Leeds to Manchster and Liverpool was orgininally promised to be completed by 2017 and is at least three years late, so dont hold your breath on this announcement which was basically a repackaging of previously announced schemes. It is nothing more than a wish list.

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