SIR – In the footnotes of George Osborne’s Budget, and despite the austere economic times, he still managed to find £85m to pay for a new rail line to link the two separate stations in Manchester, aimed at bringing substantial improvements for through traffic and additional stimulus to that already successful city.

Makes you wonder if there’s any other city which could benefit from that sort of radically creative idea ?

Graham Hoyle, Kirkbourne Grove, Baildon