Grant Shapps: York, Leeds and Manchester upgrade
Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ trade union, has responded to the government’s announcements – some of them actually reannouncements of decisions already taken and announced months ago – of rail upgrades today.
Mick said: ‘Whilst we welcome all rail investment, how much of this is overdue, or long-promised investment, and where is the real long-term plan needed to put rail at the centre of decarbonisation? What about the rest of the region to form a true transport levelling-up agenda to drive economic recovery?’
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