Northern England to get new train links to combat economic decline
Leeds-Manchester-Sheffield train link by 2025 will add £6.7bn to northern economy and create 30,000 jobs across the north
Plans to create a northern economic powerhouse to rival London will need to cope with a workforce that produces less per head on average than other parts of England, an over-reliance on public sector employment and an exodus of younger workers to other regions.
According to a report by official statisticians on the state of the region, taking in the north east, north west and Yorkshire, the attractions of northern towns and cities relative to other regions has declined since the Edwardian era.
Source: Guardian Transport