MAG statement on the future of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

“The delivery of HS2 to Manchester will not only improve connectivity between the North and South of the UK, but will provide vital infrastructure for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).

 “NPR is the scheme that will transform the economic fortunes of the North by bringing all of its great towns and cities within each reach of each other, and the world via Manchester Airport. Without HS2, these benefits from NPR will not be delivered.

 “Together, HS2 and NPR are once-in-a-generation projects that will provide the North with the infrastructure it needs to realise its potential, and rebalance the UK to compete on the global stage. Both schemes must be delivered in full.”