| A brief summary of benefits.
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In just one stride, this project bridges the 'missing public transport link' - by joining the hearts of six big but isolated East Lancashire towns straight into the centre of busy Leeds. This project will transform opportunities for everybody living in East Lancashire today. These towns will no longer be a forgotten backwater, isolated from nearby cities by their poor transport links. We expect this project to massively drive economic growth, open up new job opportunities, encourage business growth and stimulate new development throughout East Lancashire. This new, modern train service will allow over a quarter of a million people - everybody who lives in East Lancashire - to quickly travel straight into the heart of economic powerhouse of Leeds. In the centre of Leeds there are significant opportunities for employment, study and leisure.
The new train service to Leeds will;
To conclude, there will be huge regional economic and social benefits for everybody living in East Lancashire - improved public transport will bring new jobs, businesses, economic growth and greater prosperity.