£ 310million donated to Tees Valley by government to boost public transport

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The Tees Valley is getting £ 310million to help boost public transport.

The government announced today that the money will be used to improve stations in Darlington and Middlesbrough, increase public transport between Redcar and Middlesbrough and create new travel links to Teesworks.

The money is part of a multibillion-pound overhaul of public transport across the country, as part of the Chancellors’ fall spending review.

Rishi Sunak set to inject £ 5.7bn into sustainable transport facilities for urban areas to increase productivity through modernization of trains and stations and expansion of tram networks in cities outside of London.

It will also announce £ 1.2bn in new funding to transform bus services, as part of the £ 3bn pledged by the Prime Minister. This will bring Transport for London type improvements to speed up travel times, simplify fares and increase the number of services outside the capital.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said, “Big cities need good transportation and that is why we are investing billions to improve connections in our urban areas as we expand opportunities across the country.

“There is no reason why someone working in the North and Midlands has to wait several times longer for their bus or train to arrive in the morning compared to a commuter in the capital.

“This transportation revolution will help correct this imbalance as we modernize our local transportation networks to suit our major cities and the people who live and work there.

Under the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements, funds will be allocated to projects in Greater Manchester (£ 1.07bn), West Yorkshire (£ 830m), South Yorkshire (£ 570m) , West Midlands (£ 1.05bn), Tees Valley (£ 310m), West of England (£ 540m) and the City of Liverpool area (£ 710m) sterling).


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