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Opportunity for economic growth as number of flights to China set to increase Monday 11th December 2017

Opportunity for economic growth in the North of England as number of flights to China set to increase

Transport for the North has welcomed the announcement of a 50% increase in direct flights between the UK to China, recognising the economic value of direct access to markets and the North’s ability to sustain such links.

Transport for the North’s responds to the Government’s Strategic Vision for Rail Wednesday 29th November 2017

Transport for the North has responded to the Government’s Strategic Vision for Rail, which recognises the importance of two of its flagship programmes, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Integrated and Smart Travel.

Importance of investing in Northern Powerhouse infrastructure recognised in the Budget Friday 24th November 2017

The importance of investing in the Northern Powerhouse to drive economic growth has been recognised in the Chancellor’s autumn budget, with increased funding announced for infrastructure across the North.

Statutory status for Transport for the North – an important step forward Wednesday 22nd November 2017

John Cridland CBE, Independent Chair of Transport for the North, explains the importance of the organisation becoming a Sub-national Transport Body

Emerging proposals revealed for Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan Tuesday 7th November 2017

Transport for the North has been working in collaboration with Leeds City Council and partners, including West Yorkshire Combined Authority, HS2 and Network Rail, to set out principles for the blueprint of Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan.

Statutory status remains on track Wednesday 1st November 2017

Transport for the North remains on track to be recognised as England’s first Sub-National Transport Body by the end of 2017.

Railways partnership plan to deliver £85bn economic benefits Monday 30th October 2017

Transport for the North has welcomed the launch of the Rail Delivery Group’s ‘In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity’ Plan, which brings together train companies, Network Rail, and suppliers around a plan for a changing and improving railway.

Funding for local roads to drive job and housing growth Tuesday 24th October 2017

Transport for the North (TfN) has welcomed the announcement last week of government funding to improve local roads in the North of England. The Government has confirmed the 33 improvement schemes across the North which will get a share of the £100 million funding for local roads announced at last month’s Conservative party conference. Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, has also pledged £46.8 million towards the Middlewich Eastern Bypass scheme in Cheshire East.

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.

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