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Collective approach to closing the skills gap   |  Thursday 25th May 2017

We are currently undertaking a major review of transport skills across the whole of the North. Bringing groups together in a series of regional consultation events aimed at providing the opportunity for representatives to meet and discuss what a ‘skilled North’ means to them. Clare Linton, Researcher at Urban Transport Group gives her thoughts on what the transport skills agenda means to her and her organisation.

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Smart Ticketing ,   |  Friday 19th May 2017

Already customers can use a smart card, contactless bank card, or their smartphone, for travel by public transport in the North of England. But, ‘Smart North’ will build upon current systems to develop more sophisticated smart ticketing, payment and information technologies to transform the way people can travel across the North.

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A Focus on Cheshire and Warrington   |  Friday 19th May 2017

Cheshire and Warrington is one of the best performing economies in the country with a Gross Value Added per head of nearly 115% of the UK national average. In 2015, a record number of businesses registered in Cheshire, with almost 12,000 new companies formed in the year – an increase of more than 10% from 2014. Cheshire and Warrington has a highly skilled workforce, home to the highest proportion of people educated to degree level or above in the North. It has also shown an impressive increase in high growth companies.

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Power On The Horizon   |  Friday 19th May 2017

When the first huge turbine blade to be manufactured at Siemens’ wind power factory in Hull was revealed, it represented far more than just 75 metres of technological and engineering expertise.

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Driving The Future   |  Friday 19th May 2017

In the last 20 years technological advances have seen vehicle automation catapult into the forefront of car manufacturers and tech companies’ psyches. Now it seems everyone has joined the race.

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Above The Cloud   |  Wednesday 10th May 2017

When Lawrence Jones began his cloud solution business 15 years ago he had foresight to know the Northern Powerhouse was possible and achieveable. Today, he is helping to shape the next generation of technically and digitally skilled workers with his innovative and revolutionary thinking.

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High Speed Prospects ,   |  Tuesday 25th April 2017

The National College for High Speed Rail is the largest of five national, employer-led colleges being created by the Government to help British students develop world-class skills. Its mission is to create a highly skilled and diverse workforce for the rail industry of the future.

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David Brown on achievements of the last year and TfN’s plans for 2017-18   |  Friday 14th April 2017

Following the publication of our new Business Plan and our Spring 2017 Update Report, TfN Chief Executive David Brown reflects on the achievements of the past year and looks ahead to 2017-18.

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Sub-national Transport Body status – what this means for Transport for the North   |  Friday 17th March 2017

John Cridland, Chair of Transport for the North explains the historical importance of our Statutory Transport Body status and what it means for the region.

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Digital Eye on Transport   |  Thursday 1st December 2016

The Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review, commissioned by TfN on behalf of northern partners, identified four prime capabilities which could drive transformational growth in the North’s economy. One of these four capabilities is Digital, so we decided to sit down with three Northern influencers in one of the fastest moving business sectors to ask their views on real-world connectivity. Here’s what they had to say.

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Focus on Sheffield   |  Thursday 1st December 2016

Connectivity is vital for growth, we will focus on key areas within the North of England which will form a key part of future economic growth. This month we’ll look at Sheffield City Region (SCR), a major Northern economy which will also provide a vital link between the North and the nation.

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What Does Tourism and Transport Mean to Cumbria?   |  Thursday 1st December 2016

It has long been acknowledged that investment in infrastructure and transport projects in Cumbria is critical to the wellbeing of the local economy and to the creation of a world class visitor destination to which we all aspire.

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The Future is Electric   |  Thursday 1st December 2016

Electric vehicles may still seem a distant future for many in the UK, but with government commitments to cutting emissions by 2050, we are looking at 60% of new car sales being ultra-low emissions or electric by 2030. Phil Blythe, Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems at Newcastle University and Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Transport explains more.

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Small Medium Enterprise (SME) viewpoint   |  Thursday 1st December 2016

We ask small and medium sized businesses across the North West what improved transport links will mean for their business. We speak to Mark Bigley, Director of the Delivery Group, Lynsey Morrison, Finance Director of the Warrant Group and Dr Maurizio Bragagni, CEO Tratos UK.

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Connectivity to Fuel Growth   |  Thursday 1st December 2016

The goal of Transport for the North (TfN) is to create a world class transport system, a system that will better link up the individual cities and towns in the North, to allow them to function as a single economy and be stronger than the sum of their parts.

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