To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide a progress report to Parliament on the work of his Department’s Transport Acceleration Unit.
20 April 2021
Since commencing operation in October 2020, the Acceleration Unit has been involved in accelerating projects through the Northern Transport Acceleration Council, the Restoring Your Railways programme and the National Bus Strategy. Among the projects the Acceleration Unit has successfully supported accelerating there is, notably, ensuring the delivery of the first Beeching reversal, the Dartmoor Line into Okehampton, will open later this year 20 months early. It has supported accelerating delivery, unblocking barriers, and driving down cost on this project. Among the many projects the unit is supporting are the new A19 Tees Crossing, improvements to the A59 at Kex Gill, and ensuring the National Bus Strategy was published in March.