I have written to the Chancellor in support of railway investment for the North alongside MPs and Lords from across the region.
We are calling for £120bn investment to deliver HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail, and local transport investment.
Transport across the North needs major investment and transformation. There is no magic bullet, no single project will fix everything. What we need is a complete package to create new rail links between the North and the South, the North East and North West, and revitalise the local services that connect our cities, towns and villages throughout the region.
We can make daily travel easier for people, take polluting cars and lorries off our overcrowded roads, and give the Northern economy a great boost.