Greater Manchester Mayor calls for devolution for transport strategy

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Writing in parliamentary magazine the House, Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham called for greater devolution in the North of England to allow city regions have greater control over their transport strategies, including rail franchising. He argued “the weak link is our rail service” in Manchester’s transport system and “nearly all [rail] decisions are made by people outside Greater Manchester”. He wrote integrating rail services into Manchester’s wider transport system would deliver benefits to users.

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