HS3: cross-Pennine railway line will help rebalance economy, says PM
David Cameron welcomes Sir David Higgins report, which stresses need for improved rail links across north of England
The prime minister has given the go-ahead for the development of a cross-Pennine railway line that he says should cost £6-7bn the same mile-per-mile as HS2, the high-speed line planned to link London with Birmingham and key northern cities.
David Cameron said the UKs London-centric economy would be rebalanced by the combination of HS2 and what he has called HS3, a fast east-west train link, initially between Manchester and Leeds.
Source: Guardian Transport