TransportXtra features news, opinion and analysis from the UK transport policy & planning;
passenger transport; urban development & parking industries.

Labour's 10-year plan to get people out of cars while "continuing to upgrade our highways"

Lee Baker
12 May 2017

Labour would in Government oversee a 10-year investment plan to improve Britain's "second-rate" transport infrastructure, to enable people to "get out of their cars," while upgrading the road network - with the A1 North, Severn Bridge and A30 needing "urgent attention".

The Labour manifesto vows to reverse transport privatisation, which it declares has led to the highest fares in Europe and unreliable, overcrowded services. It would build HS2 to Scotland, a Crossrail of the North, Crossrail 2 and the Milton Keynes to Oxford rail link. Every area and region would get its "fair share of transport investment" as the Government invests £250bn in the nation's transport and other infrastructure over 10 years, whilst the National Infrastructure Commission would advise on upgrading the national cycle network. The party backs the Airports Commission, despite opposition to expansion of Heathrow from the shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

The pledges would mean "world-leading transport infrastructure," in a manifesto that would "transform the lives of many people in our society," according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Engineer/Senior Engineer
Warrington Borough Council
Development Engineer
London Borough of Bexley
£34,476 - £39,777
Engineer/Senior Engineer
Warrington Borough Council
View all Vacancies

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2024 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7959

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise

Web design london by Brainiac Media 2020