Manchester Airport CEO comments on proposed links between Leeds and Manchester
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.