UKIP Manifesto 2010 Transport

UKIP believes the British people have a right to a reliable public and private transport system at an acceptable cost. UKIP will invest in a transport network that meets the needs of the British people and Britain’s economy. UKIP will:

· Invest an extra £3 billion p.a. in the UK’s transport infrastructure, using money made available by leaving the EU and saving the £6.4 billion net Britain pays every year in EU membership contributions

· Invest in an enhanced and safer road network, building new bypasses and widening major roads

· Offer a ‘Windfall Return’ on fuel duty above a set world dollar oil price. When this level is reached, government receipts from oil duties will be returned to motorists as fuel tax cuts

· Be fair to motorists by subjecting parking charges and revenue-raising devices, including speed cameras, to greater democratic control

· Repeal EU-generated road directives that impose unnecessary and expensive burdens, such as the new Road Transport Directive

· Introduce a ‘Britdisc’ which foreign lorries will have to pay for using major British roads. Currently, many of these lorries pay nothing for the wear and tear they cause

· Veto EU attempts to force the UK into accepting EU lorries that are a third longer and a third heavier than currently allowed – up to an unacceptable 60 tonnes

“We have a right to a reliable public and private transport system”

· Invest in three new 200mph plus high-speed rail lines including a new line between London and Newcastle with a spur to Manchester, a London-Bristol-Exeter line and a linking route via Birmingham

· Expand the rail network by re-opening rail lines where there is a proven need

· Improve passenger rail franchises by demanding higher standards of customer satisfaction, and by extending standard franchise terms to up to 20 years to encourage greater investment and stability

· Encourage a major transfer of freight away from road and onto rail and canal

· Invest in better rail and road links to ports

· Oppose a sixth Heathrow Airport terminal and third runway and the expansion of Gatwick and Stansted in favour of a major new Hong Kong-style Thames Estuary airport with motorway connections and a high-speed rail service to London, the UK and the Continent

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