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Hull MPs meet Rail Minister in Hull

Diana Johnson MP met the Rail Minister Andrew Jones in Hull with Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce and Emma Hardy MP to discuss the fairer deal on rail infrastructure investment that the Humber area needs.
 

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.

No sign that the North will get fair transport funding for decades

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to the launch of the new advisory body Transport for the North.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “Unfortunately, Transport for the North is still only an advisory body, without the powers to drive the real change required that Transport for London has. This means that Ministers and civil servants in Whitehall can still slow down or block any plans it develops.

Hull MP asks why London is getting ten times the transport investment of Yorkshire and Humber

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today attacked the continuing unfair distribution of transport infrastructure investment between London and parts of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.
 
The latest Treasury figures showed that in 2016-17 transport infrastructure investment is £1,943 per head in London, but only £190 per head in Yorkshire and the Humber – a 10 to 1 ratio. 
 

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