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DEVELOPING A
STRATEGIC TRANSPORT PLAN
FOR THE NORTH

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Our Work

Transport for the North (TfN) is transforming the transport system of the North of England. By connecting the region with fast, frequent and reliable transport links we can drive economic growth to create a Northern Powerhouse.

Considering roads, rail, waterways, ports and airports, we will ensure that people and goods can move freely and easily around our region. Our aim is to plan and deliver the improvements needed to truly connect the North.

ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGIC TRANSPORT PLAN TfN PROGRAMMES

ECONOMIC GROWTH

The Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review (NPIER), published by TfN in June 2016, evidenced that a higher-performing and more unified Northern economy could add more than £97 billion to the UK economy and generate 850,000 new jobs by 2050.

Investment in a world-class transport network is essential to creating a transformed, integrated Northern economy that is greater than the sum of its parts. It will better connect the major economic centres of the North, giving enhanced access to talented staff, suppliers, collaborators and customers, at home and abroad.

STRATEGIC TRANSPORT PLAN

Transport for the North (TfN) is currently developing an integrated, multi-modal Strategic Transport Plan to make it easier for passengers and freight to move throughout the region across all transport modes. This plan will build on the March 2015 Northern Transport Strategy to make a prioritised case for investment in the North of England to 2050.

INTEGRATED RAIL

TfN has a vision for a world class railway network for the whole of the North that supports economic growth, is both more effective and more efficient, and is recognised by passengers and businesses as serving their needs. Transport for the North is working with partners to develop an Integrated Rail Report to support the Strategic Transport Plan, providing a detailed programme outlining TfN’s long term rail priorities.

TfN PROGRAMMES

Transport for the North has six work programmes, carrying out large-scale transport projects and providing evidence to support our strategies.

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE RAIL

Northern Powerhouse Rail is our ambitious plan for a rail network that will provide fast, frequent and reliable links between the North’s six biggest city regions and its largest airport.

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