Transport

  • The Time Party would scrap the vanity project HS2 and spend its estimated cost of some £100bn on upgrading existing rail infrastructure, renewing signalling and returning to service decomissioned track wherever that might be commercially viable and structurally possible.
  • The Time Party will boost investment in road, rail and air infrastructure.
  • Maintain the CrossRail 1 & 2 programmes.
  • Encourage the expansion of Gatwick, Manchester, Luton, Birmingham, Stansted and other airports. We will review the proposal for a new six runway hub airport near London.
  • Widen motorways wherever possible and revisit the original two-tier design of the M25 at its pressure points.
  • Encourage rail freight.
  • Review inland waterway canal transport.
  • Review routes with tolls to assess the viability of reducing charges.
  • Scrap electric car subsidies.
  • Scrap EU-CPC driver examinations.
  • Ensure the installation of electric vehicle charging points to meet demand.
  • Review government support for driverless cars. Check feasibility of use in the UK before any commitment to infrastrusture spending.
  • Enthusiastically promote ‘Park & Ride’ schemes for urban areas.

The Time Party has developed a proposal for the future of the UK’s public transport system. Please find it within the library or here.