Labour promises 'Crossrail for the north' to create 850,000 jobs
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says east-west rail link would transform economy of northern England
A Labour government would deliver a “Crossrail for the north” with a series of major upgrades to east-west transport links, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said.
Speaking at Labour’s economic conference in Liverpool, he said the new “High Speed 3” rail link would transform the economy of northern England, creating 850,000 additional jobs by 2050.
Source: Guardian Transport