Build a better HS3 now to rebalance economy and boost north, says IPPR

Build a better HS3 now to rebalance economy and boost north, says IPPR

Thinktank calls for more ambitious railway to connect major northern cities and put country on a par with other advanced economies

The government should prioritise the creation of a more ambitious high-speed rail network linking England’s northern cities to address the “stark” shortfall in investment compared with London, according to a UK thinktank.

The IPPR says the chancellor, Philip Hammond, should take advantage of record low government borrowing costs to fund an ambitious new HS3 scheme. This high-speed line could connect Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and other major cities, boosting economic growth across the region.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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