TfN must improve airport rail links to strengthen Northern Powerhouse
Posted on: 08/03/2016

Manchester Airport has announced that plans made to connect major northern cities to Manchester Airport by rail are crucial for building the Northern Powerhouse. The proposals were laid out in Transport for the North’s (TfN) spring report, which included increased capacity to ease accessibility between Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle to Manchester Airport.

22 million people and 60% of the UK’s businesses live within two hours of Manchester Airport, according to Ken O’Toole, managing director at Manchester Airport. TfN’s infrastructure would be instrumental in enabling the airport to offer an even greater range of global destinations.

“Manchester Airport plays a vital role in delivering the Northern Powerhouse and is the global entry and exit point for the millions of people who live in the North and who visit the United Kingdom on business and for leisure. By easily connecting the key Northern towns and cities with us, in turn connects them with global markets around the world,”

The announcement comes following a Transport Select Committee report, which has suggested HS2 would need to include plans to link to airports and rail surface access improvement to airports.

As the UK’s third largest airport, the report includes suggestions for improving and upgrading inter-city lines, and integrating the HS2 infrastructure between Manchester, Manchester Airport and Liverpool.

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