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Transport for the North responds to Chancellor’s Budget statement

Following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement that set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’, Barry White, Chief Executive of Transport for the North, said: “The Chancellor’s update today is welcome news ...
Wednesday 8th July 2020

Commitment to “building back” welcomed as TfN reiterates calls for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline

Responding to the Prime Minister’s “Build, Build, Build” speech this morning (Tuesday 30 June 2020), Barry White, Transport for the North Chief Executive, said: “The Prime Minister’s continuing ...
Tuesday 30th June 2020

Transport for the North’s response to recovery funding announcement

Barry White, Chief Executive at Transport for the North, has responded to this afternoon’s DfT announcement on road and rail funding: He said: “Transport for the North welcomes this announcement by the ...
Thursday 14th May 2020

Budget response: Opportunities for our region, but we still need a Northern Budget

Commenting on today’s Budget, Barry White, Chief Executive of Transport for the North, said: “Recognition that the Treasury “Green Book” way of making investment decisions does not work is nothing new ...
Wednesday 11th March 2020

Response to Lord Berkeley HS2 report

Responding to the publication of Lord Tony Berkeley’s Dissenting Report ‘A Review of HS2’, Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director at Transport for the North, said: “Whilst we appreciate ...
Sunday 5th January 2020

Response to Treasury spending rule proposals

Transport for the North responds to the news that the Treasury could reassess how value for money is calculated on infrastructure investment, boosting economic wellbeing in the North and rebalancing the UK economy ...
Friday 27th December 2019

Passengers deserve better than Christmas cancellations

Transport for the North is continuing its calls for rail operator Northern to improve its service to passengers, as hundreds of trains are cancelled over Christmas week. David Hoggarth, Strategic Rail Director at ...
Tuesday 24th December 2019

Time for the North’s rail operators to step up

Transport for the North has called on rail operators Northern and TransPennine Express to ‘step up, and be open and honest’ over the festive period after a damaging week of cancellations, crowding and ...
Friday 20th December 2019

Statement regarding today’s rail disruption following December timetable change

The December 2019 new rail timetable kicked in yesterday. Rail users across the North are seeing a mixed picture with some new services and trains but still too many cancellations and instances of ...
Monday 16th December 2019


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