Category Archives: transport

The Open Veins of Greater Manchester

In Greater Manchester and the North (which we now have to call the Northern Powerhouse) new investment is coming. New transport minister, Patrick McLoughlin, has confirmed that HS2 (the Y shaped high speed railway with its foot in London and … Continue reading

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Can we end aviation dependency, and meanwhile how to spend the profits?

  Last year Manchester City Council received what was described as a windfall of some £14m from its share of Manchester Airport Group. The other Greater Manchester councils have received a smaller, proportionate share. This year the figure is £16.23m … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester discussion paper on transport infrastructure #HS2

Investing in Transport Infrastructure: Notes from Steady State Manchester. read it here: transport paper SSM Sept 2013 In recent weeks and months there has been much debate about the UK government’s plan to build a high speed railway from London … Continue reading

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Can the Train Take the Strain? Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel

Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel – Can the Train Take the Strain?  UPDATE:  SSM discussion paper on investing in transport infrastructure. Now available HERE A discussion paper by Dominic McCann   Click here for the report: Long Distance and Inter-Regional Travel final (second … Continue reading

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The supposed economic benefit of aviation expansion

25/6/13: 15.48 – links corrected and working now. Further to our counter-campaign on Air Passenger Duty, here is the argument that expansion of aviation does not inevitably lead to stimulation of the economy (which in any case is not necessarily … Continue reading

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Oppose the campaign to abolish Air Passenger Duty

There have been straws in the wind and now there is a concerted campaign to abolish Air Passenger Duty (APD) – see http://www.afairtaxonflying.org/ (sorry you’ll have to copy and paste – we don’t want to help them too much!)The campaign … Continue reading

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