rail electrification

Hull MP demands higher priority for Northern transport investment

Speaking in the House of Commons, Diana Johnson MP demanded that if extra money was available for transport schemes, the North should get top priority for it.

This follows the latest news that the High Speed Two rail scheme would be seven years later than promised and cost £22bn more - taking its total budget to around £80bn.

Hull MP slams 'Yes Minister' farce of London's £18bn Crossrail scheme

In House of Commons Business Questions, Diana Johnson MP drew attention to an independent report from the Commons Public Accounts Committee into delays in London's Crossrail scheme.
With Crossrail 1 costing £18bn after bailouts - just one of many transport schemes beenfiting the South East of England - the Hull North MP contrasted investment in London with Hull's lack of transport investment.

Hull MP slams performance of private rail operators in Yorkshire

Diana Johnson MP spoke in the Westminster Hall House of Commons debate on the performance of train operating companies in Yorkshire.
The Hull North MP especially highlighted recent performance failings with TransPennine ExpressTrains, Hull Trains and at Hull Paragon Station.