Paper finds Leicester is the worst connected big city for rail in Britain

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The Independent has revealed Leicester is the worst connected large city in Britain for rail links. 12 large cities outside London were evaluated on their ability to provide regular direct rail links, services to London, direct access from the city’s rail station to a tram or metro network, and the quality of their connections to the nearest airport. Leicester was found to have scored the lowest overall. Chief Executive of the East Midlands Chamber, Scott Knowles, said “rail links are an essential element of the regional transport infrastructure”, and that “Leicester needs and deserves the best possible transport links.”

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