GMPTE consults on Local Transport Plan for 2011 to 2026

Tram stop viewed from pedestrian bridgeLike the proverbial bus, GMPTE press releases come in bunches of three, and here’s yet another consultation – this time for the Local Transport Plan 3, which sets out the plan for improving local transport over the fifteen year period between 2011 and 2026. That’s a long period to plan for – so what are the main proposals and is there light at the end of the tunnel for the region’s commuters? Here are the main public transport headlines:

Buses

Trams

Trains

More of a wish list than anything else – work with DfT and Network Rail to attempt to deliver:

  • Additional rolling stock to alleviate overcrowding
  • Increased network capacity in the Northern Hub
  • Upgrade of key stations
  • Electrification
  • Improved service patterns and frequencies
  • Improved train and station standards
  • Future High Speed Rail
  • Promoting major station improvements, at Manchester Victoria and elsewhere
  • Delivering additional capacity for park and ride
  • Developing options for the future potential use of East Lancashire Railway

There’s full details at the consultation website. What do you think? You can send in your thoughts to GMPTE until 24th December 2010 by telephone, email or post.

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About James McCollom

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