|Active proposed, Update Dec 2022||Industry: Upgrade of Leigh Guided Busway October 2020 Light Rail (UK) believe that Leigh, Atherton & Wigan lack of quality public transport leads to congestion, serious transport air pollution, and transport poverty which can best be tackled by provision of high-quality steel on steel street running public transport. It will also help futureproof connectivity for epidemics that have been advised to follow Corvid 19 This is also a serious opportunity in the proposed rebalancing of the North - South Economy especially in the “Red Wall Constituencies” This can be provided by “Build Back Better” and TfN as part of the "Rail North" proposals must include light rail and tramways, each mode providing optimal service for varying traffic flows. The essential requirement is full integration of modes, in terms of interchange and through ticketing, allowing seamless journeys. Trams and light rail should form an essential component of our public transport provision especially connections in the East with Manchester Metrolink and eventually West to Liverpool City Region||Leigh Guided Busway Update|
For public transport to become a force in dealing with urban congestion, carbon reduction, improving air quality and to be an attractive alternative to the car, it must be built quickly and operate affordably.
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