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The Big Question: Issue Issue 01 18 Jun 2009

‘Other cities also need new capacity’

Neil Scales, Chief Executive, Merseytravel and Chair, PTEG

There’s no doubt that London needs and deserves a better public transport system with more capacity. However, so do the next tier of city regions.

In an environment where public spending will be reduced in the next few years there will be concern in the regions that the balance of spend between London and the rest of the country will be further skewed by the number of major schemes now committed for London.

 This is one further reason why transport, as a key economic and...

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