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On Monday 15th January, The House of Commons approved regulations for Transport for the North to become the first Sub-national Transport Body in England. Following the successful approval from the House of Lords on the 18th December, this will come to force on 1st April 2018.
Civic and business leaders from across the North have come together to publish Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan. The thirty year plan is the first of its kind and outlines how transport connections across the North of England need to be transformed by 2050 to drive growth and close the economic gap between the North and the rest of England.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has met with Transport for the North’s (TfN) Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Tim Wood, this week to discuss emerging plans for the major transport rail programme and how it will link with local rail ambitions for the Tees Valley and the wider region.
The House of Lords last night (Monday 18 December) approved regulations for Transport for the North to become the first Sub-national Transport Body in England. A motion will now be considered in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10th January 2018 which, if approved, will give the organisation the all clear to enact statutory status for the new financial year.
Civic and business leaders from across the North of England have agreed a draft Strategic Transport Plan, to be published for public consultation early in the new year, which outlines the transport infrastructure needed to transform the region’s economy.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Transport for the North remains on track to be recognised as England’s first Sub-National Transport Body by the end of 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.
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 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.
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 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 (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.
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 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.
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