ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
WHY WE WANT HIGH SPEED RAIL FOR LIVERPOOL CITY REGION
There are many reasons why Liverpool City Region should get High Speed Rail.
One major one is that it will help rebalance the UK economy and make us a key part of a network which will bring benefits to Liverpool City Region and the whole of the North of England.
But bringing this once in a lifetime opportunity to reality means that the the people and businesses of Liverpool City Region need to get behind it, and support the Linking Liverpool campaign.
There is much talk about the northern cities and towns working together to punch their weight economically. It’s important our City Region has the rail connections to ensure it can add its strength to the 'northern powerhouse'.
Linking Liverpool is calling for:
Liverpool to be fully connected to new rail lines both East-West between Liverpool, Manchester and across the North of England and connecting directly to the planned North-South ‘HS2’ Network, specifically:
- A new dedicated twin track line connection to Golborne. Delivering
- Liverpool – Manchester Piccadilly journey times of 20 minutes
- Full HS2 connectivity to Liverpool to the full HS2 network
- Greater passenger capacity
- Greater freight capacity
We want this to be delivered in the first phase of the Transport for the North programme.
At the same time the campaign recognises the importance of a range of other important transport initiatives within the Liverpool City Region.