Transport projects supported by PM as HS2 axed north of Birmingham

The Prime Minister has announced the Government will support a series of transport schemes after cutting HS2 north of Birmingham.
Rishi Sunak pledged to “reinvest every single penny, £36 billion, in hundreds of new transport projects in the North and the Midlands, across the country”.
This includes the creation of what he named Network North, which involves improvements to road, rail and bus schemes.
A further £12 billion will be set aside to improve rail journeys between Manchester and Liverpool, which was a project previously announced as part of Northern Powerhouse Rail.
Labour claimed that “almost all” of the schemes announced by the Prime Minister “had already been part of Government plans so cannot be described as new investments nor reinvestments”.
The Prime Minister’s press secretary said f …