Manchester Airport CEO comments on proposed links between Leeds and Manchester | Knutsford Times

Manchester Airport CEO comments on proposed links between Leeds and Manchester

By on July 28, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a faster rail route between Leeds and Manchester, claiming the benefits would be “colossal”.

In a speech in Manchester he gave his backing to the trans-Pennine transport link to “turbo-charge the economy”.

Standing in front of Stephenson’s Rocket he said mass transport systems enabled people to prosper.

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he wanted “to see real action now to back up the prime minister’s words”.

Mr Johnson said the full details of the Leeds-Manchester route would be published in the autumn following the review into HS2.

Commenting on the news, Charlie Cornish, CEO, Manchester Airport Group, said: “The Prime Minster’s commitment to build a new rail line between Manchester and Leeds is an important and welcome step towards the creation of Northern Powerhouse Rail.  As well as improving connectivity across the North, the full Northern Powerhouse Rail route, when completed, will make it easier and quicker for people to get to Manchester Airport – the North’s global gateway – which will strengthen global connectivity and international trade links from the North.”

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