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Transport for the North (TfN), the body responsible for producing a cohesive transport investment strategy for the North of England, has today released its Spring 2017 Update Report – the first produced and published by the organisation independently from Government. The update comes hot on the heels of the announcement earlier this month that TfN is on track to gain statutory status as England’s first Sub-national Transport Body by the end of this year.
Transport for the North has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt. Hon Chris Grayling MP’s, positive response to its proposal to become England’s first Sub-national Transport Body.
Transport for the North has revealed details of how it will create England’s first pan-regional Strategic Transport Plan. The plan, being created to boost economic growth in the North and improve road and rail links, could help create close to a million new jobs and add £97 billion to the economy.
Better connected airports and ports in the North of England could release massive potential benefits for trade and business growth, a report from an independent commission of business leaders has found.
With Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan currently being developed, we sat down with Transport for the North’s Director of Strategy, Nigel Foster, to find out more.
Newly published reports from Transport for the North and the Department for Transport have outlined how road journeys across the North of England could be transformed to boost economic growth.
Transport for the North (TfN) has submitted a formal proposal to the Department for Transport to become a statutory Sub-National Transport Body.
Vernon Barker has joined Transport for the North as Interim Northern Powerhouse Rail Director at an exciting time, as options to deliver our ambitious vision to revolutionise the North’s railways are assessed and prioritised. We caught up with him to find out more.
As plans are drawn up for Transport for the North and Rail North to integrate once TfN gets statutory status next year, we caught up with David Hoggarth, Rail North Director, to find out more about Transport for the North’s sister organisation.
Transport for the North has today launched its report into how transport of freight and logistics across the North of England can play a vital role in rebalancing the UK’s economy.
Five routes have been shortlisted today, 18 August 2016, for the Trans-Pennine tunnel – the most ambitious road scheme undertaken in the UK in more than five decades.
Transport for the North’s Policy and Strategy team are responsible for shaping the organisation’s priorities for the future and overseeing the development of the Transport Strategy and Investment Plan – not a small task! In the run-up to the launch of the Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review, we spoke to Amy Harhoff, Head of Policy and Strategy for Transport for the North, about the work of her department.
Digital technologies, health innovation, energy and advanced manufacturing have the potential to transform the North of England’s economy, adding £97 billion and 850,000 jobs by 2050.
Freight and Logistics is one of Transport for the North’s six initial focus areas (the others are Northern Powerhouse Rail, Strategic Road Network, Smart North, Local Strategic Connectivity, International Connectivity and Freight & Logistics). Darren Kirkman is responsible for overseeing out work on freight and logistics, ensuring that the needs of the freight sector are considered across all our programmes as we develop the Northern Transport Strategy. We caught up with Darren to find out more about his role and the Freight & Logistics Programme.
The Strategic Road Network is one of Transport for the North’s six initial focus areas (the others are Northern Powerhouse Rail, Smart North, Local Strategic Connectivity, International Connectivity and Freight & Logistics). Karen Sanderson works in the Programme Management Office (PMO), working closely with Highways England as they carry out feasibility studies into three exciting possible future road developments. We caught up with Karen to find out more about her role and the Strategic Roads Network Programme.
Smart North is one of Transport for the North’s six work streams, with a team developing a smart ticketing system that can be used across the North of England. We caught up with Alison Pilling, who is project managing Smart North, to find out more.
Transport for the North (TfN) has welcomed a report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) which calls for immediate and sustained investment to transform transport links across the North, including funding to further develop a long-term plan for a transformation of east-west rail links.
The Northern Transport Strategy Spring 2016 Report has been launched by Transport for the North and the Department for Transport today, Monday 7 March 2016, in Gateshead.
New declaration for Scotland and north of England to enhance connectivity.
A new agreement will see Scotland and the north of England agree to work closer together to improve transport connectivity.
The Northern Powerhouse is the creation of a single northern economy, which is greater than the sum of its parts.
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