Rail, road and bus spending is the way to bridge the north-south divide
While London provides a model of integrated investment, elsewhere growth is slowed by fragmentation and bottlenecks
‘Vomit trains, I call them. They’re very rattly and unpleasant. The seats are like park benches.” The disparaged carriage is well known to rail users in the north of England: this is an ageing Pacer train, wheezing its way into Manchester Piccadilly station.
Raising his voice above the screeching of brakes, Alan Bryson, 40, a researcher from Sheffield, adds: “I think if London commuters had to get on those every day they’d have got rid of them by now. It’s about money, isn’t it?”
Source: Guardian Transport