14 April 2021
Ahead of the local, regional and devolved national elections in May 2021, RIA has published five manifestos covering London & the South East, the North of England, Midlands, Wales and Scotland. The Northern Manifesto is delivered jointly with Northern Rail Industry Leaders (NRIL).
The Northern Manifesto calls for:
- Deliver major projects in the North, including HS2, with the Eastern Leg, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Trans Pennine Route Upgrade.
- To recognise the importance of rail for net zero and accelerate the decarbonisation of the North’s rail network.
- Help boost investment in skills and capability, and promote the range of high skilled, green jobs and career opportunities in the rail industry to students and workers across the North.
- Provide funding for and support Research and Development across the North, ensuring that innovation is at the heart of the rail sector plans.