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£1bn-worth of transport schemes survive Treasury axe

21 Jun 10 Twelve transport schemes worth more than £1bn have been given the green light to proceed, after surviving the Treasury's axe.

Twelve transport schemes worth more than £1bn have been given the green light to proceed, after surviving the Treasury's axe.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announced £2bn-worth of cuts last week, pulling the plug on some key construction projects.

But 12 major transport schemes survive, including extensions to light rail projects in Manchester and Tyne & Wear. They are:

  • A41 Expressway, Sandwell
  • A65 QBC, Leeds
  • Silver Jubilee Bridge Maintenance, Halton
  • Tyne and Wear Metro
  • M1 J19 Catthorpe Viaduct Replacement, Leicestershire
  • Luton-Dunstable Busway, Bedfordshire
  • A130/A13 Sadlers Farm Junction, Essex
  • Tees Valley Bus Network Improvements
  • Metrolink Extension, Greater Manchester
  • Edge Lane/Eastern Approaches, Liverpool
  • Bidston Moss Viaduct Maintenance, Merseyside
  • Poole Bridge, Dorset

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