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New transport funding to ‘transform’ Norwich, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

           

New transport funding to ‘transform’ Norwich, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

A lady using public transport in Norwich.

The UK Department for Transport today published details of two lots of extra funding for local transport infrastructure.

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire will receive £56 million from the Transforming Cities Fund to help overhaul local transport links in a bid to boost the local economy, open up jobs and services and give residents greater access to the city.

This follows the announcement on Saturday that Norwich will receive £32 million from the fund.

The Transport Minister, Baroness Vere said:

The Transforming Cities Fund allows cities across the UK to enhance their local transport networks, opening up access to jobs and services.

We’re committed to levelling up transport infrastructure across the country, boosting local economies and enhancing local connectivity.

As a government we’re committed to levelling up transport infrastructure across the country, boosting local economies, enhancing local connectivity and enabling regions to build back better from COVID-19. Today’s funding will do just that, transforming how residents get about the city.


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