The QT

Saturday 15 June 2024

The most important 21 miles in the region

The Government has announced £350,000 funding to create a business case for the south end of Leamside Line. The QT Editor Brian Aitken looks at why the 21-mile stretch is so important for the region’s economy
  • The Leamside Line is regarded by many as the single most important infrastructure investment for the North East
  • It could replace 1.7m car journeys and reduce carbon emissions by 87,000 tonnes
  • Business case monies welcomed but further commitment and action required


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