THE NORTH WEST: DIVERSE TRANSPORT CHALLENGES FOR A DIVERSE REGION

The transport challenges facing the north-west of England are varied. Referenda are to be held on the possibility of elected regional assemblies in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside and the North East. The implications for regional transport decision-making are discussed. The un-elected North West Regional Assembly is reviewing its regional transport strategy as part of preparing the regional spatial strategy. The key concepts within the RTS include public transport in Manchester, Liverpool and Preston and the links between them. This concept of the 'Northern Way' is intended to counterbalance the rapid economic growth in the South East. Some environmental groups fear that the concept is flawed and threatens to override regional and local planning policies for countryside protection. Another possibility is that the Manchester and Merseyside PTAs and PTEs might be replaced by a regional transport body. The Government has withdrawn funding for the Manchester Metrolink Phase Three project and for the modernisation of the Blackpool tram system. A second runway has been opened at Manchester Airport. Major transport infrastructure projects are tied to economic regeneration.

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  • Authors:
    • DUDLEY, G
  • Publication Date: 2004-10-21

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 13-4
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  • Accession Number: 00988407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM