Liverpool Lime Street October 2018
Improving Lime Street's capacity, particularly should HS2 come foward, is on the list of 18 potential investments

Combined Authority signs off £173m transport investment

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved investment of £172m into public and sustainable transport across the City Region, including into stations, Mersey ferries, and cycling routes.

The funding was approved at a Combined Authority meeting on Friday. All of the 18 identified projects must still go through a full appraisal process, and not all will be successful in gaining funding.

Speaking about the schemes, Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “This ambitious £172.5m programme will help to drive economic growth that benefits everyone in our city region by dramatically improving sustainable transport across our city region.

“By making it easier for people to get around, and access jobs and opportunities, using public transport or by walking and cycling, we will boost prosperity, help our environment, and improve health and wellbeing.”

Projects to be supported through the Transporting Cities Fund must fall into three main themes: improving and expanding the public transport network to meet new areas of demand; improving the appeal of public transport; and improving health and wellbeing.

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No mention of a rail link to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. It will be the only Northern airport without one

By Forward Thinker

@ Forward Thinker – LJL is served by South Parkway. An improvement on the shuttle buses would be welcome though

By Bradford

Yes, we weren’t expecting such an announcement yet. We should see to it that HS3/Northern Powerhouse Rail passes through the airport site at Speke. But that’ll be a while off. In the meantime we need to extend Merseyrail, but the budget for that will be much bigger than anything else proposed. If we get it planned in at least we’ll be ready to go with a costed scheme!

By Liverpolitan

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