A NEW £840 million fund to overhaul transport across the country has been announced – and Southampton is line for a share.
The city is one those shortlisted for the new transport transformation fund, announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May.
The city will now battle it out with cities such as Leicester, Plymouth, and Sheffield for the funding.
Yorks £60m cash bid to upgrade citys railway station
The money has been sidelined for vital transport schemes such as improving cycle routes or upgrading connections between ports and the city centres.
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YORK has been given the chance to bid for a share of a £840 million Government fund to upgrade public transport links outside the railway station.
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which includes City of York Council, is to receive £50,000 to develop bids for improved links between suburbs and city centres.
York Tory council leader Ian Gillies said the announcement was “fantastic news” for York, and the funding would allow the council to develop proposals to deliver its full vision of highway proposals for the front and rear of York Railway Station.