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Rail investment across the North and Midlands

EDM (Early Day Motion) 84: tabled on 20 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that strategic rail infrastructure is critical to the long-term success of the UK and all of its parts; believes that after decades of under-investment in strategic rail infrastructure High Speed 2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Midlands Engine Rail delivered in full represent a once in a generation chance to transform connectivity, attract investment, boost skills and opportunity and level-up communities across the North and Midlands and will benefit the rest of the UK; further believes that transforming rail capacity and connectivity in the North and Midlands will create economic growth, improve productivity, boost jobs and skills, increase prosperity and support a transition to a low-carbon economy; and calls on the Government to deliver High Speed 2 in full and recognise this once in a generation opportunity to transform rail capacity and connectivity and level-up communities across the North and Midlands.