“Improvements to Rail Services across the North” -Calderdale Council’s resolution, 21 September 2017
“Council welcomes and endorses the joint statement agreed by Council and business leaders who attended the Transport Summit held in Leeds on 23rd August and in particular supports the calls on Government to:
- honour in full commitments already given to deliver improvements to rail services across the North, including full electrification, track and signalling improvements on key commuter routes and the upgrade of hub stations, and to remove uncertainty about this at the earliest opportunity;
- prioritise its manifesto commitment to deliver new west-east rail infrastructure reaching across the North, work with Transport for the North to set out a clear timetable for its delivery in the Autumn Budget, develop an appraisal process to support it, and provide evidence that this timetable will not be adversely affected by decisions to fund other large infrastructure projects elsewhere in the country; and
- set out a fairer distribution of transport funding -road and rail, revenue and capital – across all regions of the country.
- More specifically, this Council urges Government to recommit to the full electrification of the Transpennine route and the subsequent electrification of the Calder Valley Line.
Council asks the Chief Executive to write to Chris Grayling MP informing him of our concerns and also to ask our local Members of Parliament to support these representations.”
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