House of Commons
Rail investment across the North and Midlands
EDM #84
Tabled 20 January 2020
2019-21 Session
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.