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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.
A transformed North could see a 4% increase in productivity, equating to an increase GVA of almost £100 billion, and create up to 850,000 new jobs.
Transport for the North has welcomed the news that the North of England has been shortlisted as the home for four new logistics hubs for Heathrow Airport, as part of planning for its major expansion.
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 (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.
The Northern Powerhouse is the creation of a single northern economy, which is greater than the sum of its parts.
John Cridland CBE, Independent Chair of Transport for the North, explains the importance of the organisation becoming a Sub-national Transport Body
Transport for the North (TfN) is delighted to announce the appointment of Barry White as its new Chief Executive.
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.