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Response: Power up the North

Responding to northern papers coming together to call on the main political parties to outline their plans to narrow the North-South divide, Barry White, Chief Executive of Transport for the North, said ...
Monday 10th June 2019

Delivering improved East-West connectivity

With the consultation on improvements to the A66 between M6 Junction 40 and the A1 (M) at Scotch Corner underway , Peter Molyneux explains why the work on the northern Trans-Pennine project is ...
Monday 3rd June 2019

Investing in new ‘smart’ tools to improve public transport information and data

This week we were pleased to announce the successful suppliers for two new ‘smart’ tools which will transform the provision of public transport data and make journeys on the region’s network simpler ...
Thursday 23rd May 2019

Response: Prime Minister recognises importance of Transport for the North

During this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions (01/05/2019), Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, asked Theresa May to confirm her commitment to Transport for the North and our Strategic ...
Thursday 2nd May 2019

Response: Chancellor discusses economic potential of NPR

Speaking at the Treasury Committee, Chancellor Philip Hammond indicated his support for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). He said that improving productivity “must be the laser focused relentless task of the economic departments in ...
Thursday 25th April 2019

Unleashing the potential of the Leeds City Region

Leeds City Region leaders including Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Transport for the North Board Member, and Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of ...
Wednesday 17th April 2019

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

Barry White responds to IPPR North ‘Quick Wins’ report

Following the release of the IPPR North report; ‘Quick Wins for the North’s Transport Network’, our Chief Executive Barry White outlines our response ...
Monday 18th March 2019

Barry White joins civic and business leaders from the North East

Today, our Chief Executive Barry White met with civic and business leaders from the North East to discuss Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan. Following our pan-Northern launch in early ...
Thursday 7th March 2019


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