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Transport for the North welcomes publication of National Infrastructure Commission report Friday 13th October 2017

Transport for the North has welcomed the publication of the National Infrastructure Commission’s ‘Congestion, Capacity, Carbon: Priorities for National Infrastructure’ report and looks forward to contributing to the consultation on a National Infrastructure Assessment.

£48bn to keep Britain’s railways on track Friday 13th October 2017

Transport for the North has welcomed the announcement from the Government on funding for Network Rail, to enable it to keep our railways moving through Control Period 6, which covers 2019-2024.

Transport for the North reacts to announcement of funding for Northern Powerhouse Rail in the Chancellor’s speech to Conservative Party conference Monday 2nd October 2017

Transport for the North has welcomed the announcement of funding to ensure that Northern Powerhouse Rail can connect seamlessly with HS2, future-proofing the railways of the North of England. This will ensure that as much of the North as possible benefits from this major infrastructure investment.

Transport for the North welcomes new Chief Executive Friday 29th September 2017

Transport for the North (TfN) is delighted to announce the appointment of Barry White as its new Chief Executive.

Transport for the North responds to recent news about railway infrastructure investments in the North of England Friday 28th July 2017

There have been a number of recent announcements and comments made by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, relating to rail infrastructure projects in the North of England.

Transport for the North discusses its Strategic Transport Plan in Hull Wednesday 19th July 2017

Transport for the North (TfN) met with business and public sector delegates in Hull on Monday 17 July to showcase locally, for the first time, the evidence that will inform its Strategic Transport Plan.

Transport for the North welcomes HS2 Phase 2b announcement Tuesday 18th July 2017

Transport for the North welcomes today’s announcement from government confirming the proposed HS2 Phase 2b routes north of Birmingham, including confirmation of related plans for developing the Northern Powerhouse Rail network.

Transport for the North launches search for new Chief Executive Thursday 6th July 2017

Transport for the North (TfN) has today launched its search for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation in delivering its vision of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life. Recruitment has commenced following the endorsement of the Department for Transport and central government. 

Transport for the North welcomes new national Transport Investment Strategy Wednesday 5th July 2017

Transport for the North (TfN) welcomes today’s launch (5 July 2017) of the new national Transport Investment Strategy announced by Chris Grayling MP, the Secretary of State for Transport.

Transport Minister Jesse Norman makes first appearance with Transport for the North Monday 26th June 2017

The new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Jesse Norman MP, has made his first public appearance in his new role alongside Transport for the North at the inaugural Northern Transport Summit that the organisation is partnering.

Transport for the North publishes Strategic Transport Plan evidence Monday 19th June 2017

Transport for the North (TfN) has today published the evidence that will inform its Strategic Transport Plan. The first of its kind, the Plan is being developed to transform the North’s economy through investment in the region’s transport infrastructure. It could help create close to a million new jobs and add almost £100 billion to the UK’s economy.

TRANSPORT FOR THE NORTH’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE STEPS DOWN Thursday 15th June 2017

Transport for the North (TfN) has today (15 June 2017) announced that Chief Executive David Brown will be leaving the organisation in September to take up a new post as Managing Director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which operates the Northern rail franchise.

TfN Spring Report outlines significant progress in Northern transport planning Tuesday 28th March 2017

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 welcomes the Secretary of State’s response to its statutory body proposal Thursday 16th March 2017

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.

New Strategic Transport Plan to transform the North takes shape Tuesday 21st February 2017

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.

North of England must go global to boost growth Wednesday 1st February 2017

JC ICC Report

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.

A plan to transform the North’s economy Monday 16th January 2017

Nigel Foster

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.

Driving improvements across the North Wednesday 30th November 2016

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 Submits Formal Proposal to DfT Thursday 20th October 2016

Transport for the North (TfN) has submitted a formal proposal to the Department for Transport to become a statutory Sub-National Transport Body.

Transforming rail connections across the Northern Powerhouse Friday 14th October 2016

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.

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