Transport for the North's research reveals how a poorly connected transport system in the North of England can significantly impact people's everyday life and cause transport-related social exclusion.
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Transport for the North (TfN)
Transport for the Norht (TfN) are England’s first sub-national transport body, formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth. As a partnership, TfN bring together the North’s 19 local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England and HS2 Ltd, and work with central government. TfN enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and re-balance the UK economy.
Leaders in the North of England have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, to propose a way forward to support residents and businesses of the North, following the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan.
The government has shared its proposals to transform the rail network in the North and Midlands, but leaders in the rail the industry are voicing their concerns about the abandonment of the HS2 Eastern Leg and the scaling back of Northern Powerhouse Rail.
Find out what these industry experts think about topics including: the barriers in upgrading and electrifying existing/new rail networks; overcoming the uncertainties of using alternative green traction technologies; and how the rail freight sector plays a part in rail’s decarbonisation efforts.
Packed full of exclusive content, including: a Roundtable discussion on Decarbonising Rail; an In-Depth Focus to explore FRMCS; the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesia’s rail industry; establishing cyber-security for next generation rail mobility; and much more!
Transport for the North (TfN) says there are more reasons than ever to consider the train as an alternative means of travel.
For rail services in and around Manchester, a new timetable has been approved to start in December 2022, mainly focusing on improving rail service performance to provide a reliable passenger journey.
The groundbreaking Transport Decarbonisation Plan includes the aim to create a net zero rail network by 2050.
For Global Railway Review, Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive at Transport for the North and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) Director, highlights the pivotal role of the supply chain in achieving the North of England’s rail infrastructure ambitions.
Following the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, Transport for the North has called for the UK government to ensure that local and regional leaders are at the core of the reform of the UK's railways.
Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive of Transport for the North and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) Director, explains how the construction of new high-speed lines across the North of England have the potential to revolutionise rail travel in the region.
The North’s leaders have called on the UK government to urgently publish the Integrated Rail Plan for the region’s railways, to give essential certainty on investment and delivery of major projects.
Martin Tugwell will succeed Barry White in becoming the next Chief Executive of TfN from summer 2021, with Tim Wood acting as Interim Chief Executive in the meantime.
As part of its efforts to build back better from the pandemic and improve connectivity, the UK government has set out a range of improvements for the UK's transportation network.
Though a final preferred route for Northern Powerhouse Rail has been agreed upon, Transport for the North has agreed to delay submitting the business case until the UK government’s Integrated Rail Plan has been published.