Five cities outline £15bn One North transport plan
5 August 2014 Last updated at 13:55 BST
Representatives from five cities in the North of England are calling for a £15bn 15-year plan to be adopted to improve transport.
The One North report says a 125mph trans-Pennine rail link, a faster link to Newcastle and better access to Manchester Airport are needed.
It has been developed by an alliance of five cities - Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.
Danny Savage reports.