England’s city regions are set to receive billions of pounds to improve public transport in next week’s Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will commit £6.9bn towards train, tram, bus and cycle projects when he sets out his spending plans on Wednesday. Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire are among the regions that will benefit. The funding was welcomed by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham as “an important first step”. Earlier this month, he launched a bid for £1bn to create a London-style transport network for the region.
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