Jessica Bowles, Director of Strategy at leading property company Bruntwood, endorses the Northern Powerhouse Partnership’s calls for the Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33 – the same time as the Northern link of HS2.
She said: “Connecting our great Northern cities such as Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester with faster, more frequent, high quality rail links is a high priority for many businesses. Northern businesses and leaders have come together to make the case based on how the economy really works.
“Committing to delivering Northern Powerhouse Rail alongside HS2 would be an incredible endorsement for the Northern economy, creating thousands of jobs and opening opportunities for people to benefit from living and working in new ways. The economic gains could be £100bn and play a huge role in narrowing the North-South economic divide.
“Securing Government support for delivering new infrastructure - like the redesign of Manchester Piccadilly to accommodate high speed trains, a new 30 minute connection between Leeds and Manchester via Bradford and a new station in Liverpool –which alongside HS2 would create 20,000 new jobs - is vital and I urge all Northern businesses to endorse this campaign.”
Read the full press release from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership here.