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Engineering the future

On Friday 12 April 2019, Transport for the North Chief Executive, Barry White, visited the Hitachi Rail train assembly facility at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Opened in September 2015, the factory, which covers ...
Tuesday 16th April 2019

Northern leaders unite to back plans to revolutionise the North’s railway

Up to £39billion business case for Northern Powerhouse Rail network set to be submitted to Government Political and business leaders from across the North of England today made history by backing plans for ...
Thursday 7th February 2019

Leaders of the North agree rail confidence must be restored

Passengers are putting up with daily misery on the North’s railways – it’s intolerable, potentially unsafe and cannot go on. That was the message from Transport for the North’s board members ...
Thursday 6th December 2018

Christmas bid to curb Rail disruption

Transport for the North steps in to encourage RMT and Northern to begin fresh talks and suspend strike action ...
Tuesday 27th November 2018

Funding for transport infrastructure features in the Autumn Budget

Funding earmarked to help deliver transport infrastructure in the North of England has been revealed as part of the Autumn Budget. In his speech to the House of Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed ...
Monday 29th October 2018

Northern Powerhouse Rail set to deliver decades of growth for the North

Northern Powerhouse Rail is poised to deliver transformational change to the North boosting the economy and improving connectivity for millions of people ...
Wednesday 17th October 2018

New £500m Northern train fleet unveiled

Transport for the North today welcomed the unveiling of the first two trains in a new £500m Northern train fleet that will offer improved standards of travel for local rail users in the ...
Friday 5th October 2018

Northern to launch extended compensation scheme for regular travellers

Transport for the North has been working with Northern to broker a compensation scheme for the worst affected regular travellers who suffered from disruption to their rail travel in the summer of 2018 ...
Monday 24th September 2018

Welcoming the initial findings of ORR Report on Timetable Disruption

Transport for the North has today (20 September) welcomed the publication of the Office of Rail and Road ‘Independent Inquiry into the Timetable Disruption in May 2018 ...
Thursday 20th September 2018

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