To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proposals his Department’s Transport Acceleration Unit has put forward to accelerate the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.
20 April 2021
The Acceleration Unit continues to provide the Secretary of State with regular updates and proposals for future projects and is due to discuss its delivery plan for the coming 12 months. The Unit is continuing its work following the publication of the National Bus Strategy. Through the Northern Transport Acceleration Council, 112 projects have been identified with northern leaders, including the Tees Valley hydrogen hub, dualling the A66, Northumberland Line and Hope Valley Line projects. The Unit is also engaged on progressing the Restoring Your Railway programme to delivery and is reviewing individual schemes for acceleration. It has also been commissioned to challenge the Cambridge South rail enhancement project.