Prime Minister Aims To Unite The Country With Transport Links

Mon 5th Oct 2020

Boris Johnson has promised to bring together the four members of the United Kingdom by building better transport links.

The PM has promised better road and rail links with an independent review lead by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, chair of Network Rail. Johnson who has previously suggested there could be a road link between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain is keen to see communities come closer together to give better access to jobs.

“The United Kingdom is the greatest political partnership the world has ever seen, and we need transport links between our nations that are as strong as our historic bonds,” the Prime Minister said.

“Quality transport links are the key to making sure everyone can access education, jobs and housing, helping businesses to grow and thrive and rebalancing opportunity fairly across our country.

“As we build back better from the pandemic, Sir Peter’s review will help make sure we have the right connections to support, sustain and strengthen our communities – to truly level up across the UK.”

Of a wide range of measures, an improvement to the A1 is mooted, as is Johnson’s previous idea of a fixed link between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Speaking about the review, Sir Peter Hendy said: “Connectivity drives economic growth, jobs and housing.

“Improving links across the UK on the basis of the wider economic benefits that increased investment will deliver will be of benefit to everyone in the UK, and I’m thus very pleased to lead this work.”