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Month: February 2020

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Northern leaders call for urgent ‘Thameslink-level’ of commitment for top congestion hotspot

As the Northern Rail franchise this weekend moves into new ownership, leaders from across the North of England have said it is now ‘more important than ever’ that a ‘Thameslink-level’ of commitment ...
Friday 28th February 2020

Rail investment plan must deliver best deal for the North

Today (Friday 21 February 2020) the Department for Transport gave a further update on plans for an Integrated Rail Plan for the North and the Midlands. It provides further detail to the statement ...
Friday 21st February 2020

Northern road schemes awarded funding in Government’s local transport revolution

Projects to enhance four economically important roads across the North have been awarded development funding this week as part of the Government’s local transport revolution. The road schemes, in Tees Valley, Liverpool ...
Thursday 13th February 2020

TransPennine Express given ‘public target’ for performance recovery

Rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has been set a ‘public target’ for its performance recovery. The move, agreed by leaders across the North in January, follows a period late last year when the ...
Thursday 13th February 2020

HS2 green light ‘the right decision for UK and the North’

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement today (11 February) that HS2 will go ahead, Barry White, Chief Executive of Transport for the North, said: “The green light to get on and build ...
Tuesday 11th February 2020

Fares tool to unlock benefits of Government’s ‘big data’ ambitions for region’s bus passengers

Following the Government’s recent announcement on the launch of the Bus Open Data Service, Transport for the North have confirmed the development of a new ‘Fares Data Build Tool’ which will help ...
Wednesday 5th February 2020


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