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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

Strategic Transport Plan launched in Cumbria

Our Chief Executive, Barry White, joined local civic and business leaders yesterday for a local launch of the Strategic Transport Plan. Following a pan-Northern launch in early February, the event at Carlisle ...
Tuesday 26th February 2019

West and North Yorkshire leaders discuss Strategic Transport Plan

Today we met with political leaders from the City of York, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire to discuss the Strategic Transport Plan and proposals for Northern Powerhouse Rail. The meeting, chaired by Councillor ...
Monday 25th February 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


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