The National Infrastructure Commission on 15 March published its third report: High Speed North.
In October 2015, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to advise on strategic improvements to transport connectivity in the North.
On 15 March, the Commission published that analysis.
Our 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.
High Speed North makes practical recommendations to this end.
Find more information on the report here.