High Speed Rail: Levelling Up Voices 

Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region contributed to High Speed Rail: Levelling Up Voices – making the case for the benefits of rail infrastructure investment. : In short, investing in and improving transport connectivity results in a boost to living standards, more resources diverted toward skills and education, and Read more…

HIGH SPEED RAIL IS ESSENTIAL TO LEVELLING UP BRITAIN

Our latest report – High Speed Rail: Levelling Up Voicesbrings together influential voices from across politics, business and academia to make the case for the benefits of rail infrastructure investment, which include:

  • allowing the efficient movement of people and goods in towns and cities across the UK;
  • creating  larger and more unified labour markets;
  • improving peoples’ access to local services;
  • enhancing firm-to-firm connectivity; and
  • expanding access to new and existing markets.

In short, investing in and improving transport connectivity results in a boost to living standards, more resources diverted toward skills and education, and restored local pride and opportunity across the UK – all of which are core tenets of the levelling up agenda.

You can download the full report here: High Speed Rail Levelling Up Voices

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High Speed Rail: Net Zero Voices

Our latest report – High Speed Rail: Net Zero Voices – make clear that given the transport sector is the nation’s largest single emitter of greenhouse gases, high speed rail has a significant responsibility to minimise its environmental impact through innovation, and ultimately to set new, higher standards for green transport.

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Images of HS2 Green Tunnels released

HS2 Ltd has released some of the first images of the longest of three innovative ‘green tunnels’ that will be built across Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire to help blend the new high-speed rail line into the landscape and reduce disruption for residents. The one-and-a half-mile long Greatworth tunnel will be built Read more…