Cities represent the backbone of the UK economy. In 2008, almost 60 percent of jobs in Great Britain were located in cities. Underpinning these jobs is the UK’s transport network which helps to facilitate economic interactions within and between cities and towns in the UK. The railway network is at the heart of this connectivity process, offering an efficient and environmentally friendly means by which people can access jobs and business can access new customers and suppliers.
This report, supported by ATOC, looks at five planned improvements to the rail network and sets out the benefits they could potentially bring to the economy of individual cities and towns.