Council asks for support in calls for direct link to Manchester Airport
HULL City Council is pushing for direct train links to be re-established between Hull and Manchester International Airport.
The move to make sure Hull is connected directly to the most notable international transport hub in the north of England has begun as the city continues its journey to put Hull at the centre of the UK's renewables industry and to firm up the links that could help to secure inward investment.
After a constructive meeting between representatives from Manchester International Airport, Hull City Council is mounting a campaign to secure an improved direct service with more late-night and early-morning connections as part of the new Trans-Pennine Franchise, which is due for renewal by April 2014.
The council is looking for support from MPs, other local authorities, business users and the public to lobby the Department of Transport.
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Councillor Steven Bayes, portfolio holder for economic regeneration, said it is simply unacceptable that a city the size of Hull does not have a direct rail service to what is the most important international transport hub in the north of England.
When trying to attract international inward investment to development sites along the Humber Bank, Councillor Bayes said it is essential Hull has high- quality transport links.
He said he was delighted the airport supported the council's aspirations, which is a good start to the campaign.