Lord Adonis today gave his backing to plans for £300million investment in infrastructure in the North of England, aimed at helping ensure commuters get as much benefit as possible from the new HS2 line when it’s delivered. 

Speaking today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced £300million funding to improve rail links between Liverpool and Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and York.  He also confirmed a further £100million for 33 road schemes across the North of England.

Responding, Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission Lord Adonis said:

“Today’s funding is a welcome boost for rail connections across the North of England, helping to ensure we can make the most of the economic benefits that HS2 will bring and improving travel times for passengers.

“It is essential we improve transport across the North to secure economic growth for the region, and that’s why we also want to see real progress on HS3, which would do even more to improve connections between our great Northern cities.”