Commenting on the buses announcement in the White Paper, MP Andy Carter said:
Too often I hear criticism that bus services are limited in the areas they cover and coverage out of peak hours isn’t sufficient. I hope the Government funding will go some way to addressing these needs, allowing Warrington’s own buses to spend more on services and less on repairs and engineering by providing new zero emission buses.
I’ve been Working closely with officers at Warrington Council and having organised meetings with the Prime Minister’s’ adviser for transport I’m pleased we were able to make the case that better transport will help to level up.
More widely, we received the go ahead a few months ago for a brand-new rail line between Warrington and Manchester, cutting journeys to less than 20 minutes and only 45 minutes to Leeds. With this massive boost to our local infrastructure I’m confident we will be able to bring more investment into the town and retain talent from further afield.