Friday, August 28, 2009

Adding insult to our transport injury

The announcement yesterday by Network Rail that they support the creation of a high speed rail link through the Midlands and North West to Scotland is good for those regions. But what about the North East and Yorkshire? Our region subsidises the rest of the rail network - the East Coast Line is the only route where rail companies pay the government to use the line rather than the government pay them. Our region is not on the motorway network either.

So this announcement is something of an insult to injury for the North East.
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