A huge new opportunity for investment has opened up with the birth of the Northern Powerhouse. The partnership between the regions of the North of England. Which prioritises strategic planning and improved transport. And with Transport for the North outlining plans to underpin multi-million improvements, to the road and rail network.
Already Arriva and FirstGroup are launching a £1.2billion investment to revitalise the railways. By introducing modern trains and new services under new franchise agreements. While the Government is to create a £400million Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to boost small businesses.