The Northern Powerhouse Rail network spans from Liverpool to Hull, Sheffield and the North East, and would begin construction in 2024/25.
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Barry White will step down from the role in Spring 2021, following the submission of the next business case for Northern Powerhouse Rail.
By integrating HS2 and NPR, Transport for the North outlines that rail capacity will be released, carbon emissions cut and economic recovery propelled.
Following the announcement about Tees Valley, TfN has highlighted that hydrogen power and electrification are key components of future plans for rail in the North.
As part of its efforts to connect the UK's fragmented rail network and support operators through COVID-19, the UK government has begun the process to end railway franchising.
The investment will kickstart the development of the Transpennine line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester, improving connectivity across the North.
Jeremy Acklam will play a lead role in driving forward Transport for the North's strategic vision for integrated and smart travel, including the delivery of flexi season tickets and contactless pay-as-you-go travel on rail.
Leaders across the North of England have highlighted the importance of restoring passenger confidence in rail in order to ensure post-COVID-19 stability.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that from 15 June 2020, it will be mandatory for passengers to wear face coverings when using public transport in England.
TfN members have called for a phased 20-year pipeline of rail investment in order to ensure the delivery of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.
Prior to Northern operating under new ownership, leaders across the North of England are calling for stronger commitments to rail infrastructure developments.
Following the DfT's update, Transport for the North is calling for an investment plan that delivers the best deal for rail across Northern England.
Following the worst performance figures in the UK in late 2019, TransPennine Express must now deliver a service that restores passenger trust.
The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that HS2 will go ahead, with construction for Phase 1 from London to the West Midlands set to begin in April 2020.
A statement released by Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has raised concerns over the financial viability of the Northern franchise operated by Arriva Rail North.