I had a very productive meeting with the chair of Transport for Greater Manchester, Andrew Fender, to discuss how we can improve transport links across the Manchester Gorton constituency.
As many of you will know transport links across the constituency are a real problem. Too many of our bus routes are underfunded and not properly supported. Instead of providing good links for the whole of the constituency, bus companies have creamed the profits off popular routes, while neglecting less profitable ones.
I will be meeting with GM Mayor Andy Burnham to discuss how the new powers Greater Manchester will soon have over franchising can be used to improve transport links in our constituency.
I will also be pressing ministers to put further investment into Manchester’s transport links, especially considering their broken promise to electrify the Manchester to Leeds railway line.