THE views of businesses are being sought to help strengthen the case for investment in one of the region’s most important transport links.
As the Government moves forward to re-franchise the East Coast Main Line, the business community from across the North East is being asked to help make the case for continued investment in a critical rail route.
Hosted by the coalition of towns and cities along the route, the event aims to make sure that Government and the rail industry have a good understanding of the economic benefits of the important route.
The event will take place this Friday from 8.30-10.30am at Newcastle Civic Centre. Speakers will be Heidi Mottram, regional CBI chairwoman; Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council; David Robinson, PD Ports; and Graham Botham, Network Rail.
North East Chamber of Commerce policy and research manager Mark Stephenson said: “This is a chance for people to influence key decision-makers. The East Coast Main Line is a vital transport link, but investment is needed to ensure it is fit for purpose.”
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