Research and analysis

High Speed North: A National Infrastructure Commission Report

Transport for the North was established in 2014 with an objective to improve connections between the economic centres in the North.

Documents

High Speed North: A National Infrastructure Commission Report

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Assessing the productivity benefits of improving inter-city connectivity in Northern England, A report prepared for the National Infrastructure Commission, Frontier Economics

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The Commission’s central finding is that the North needs immediate and very significant investment for action now and a plan for longer term transformation to reduce journey times, increase capacity and improve reliability.

On rail, this means kick-starting HS3, integrating it with HS2 and planning for the redevelopment of the North’s gateway stations.

On roads, investment should be brought forwards for an early boost in capacity on the M62, the North’s most important east-west link, alongside funding to identify and assess proposals for tackling a range of other strategic challenges.