Transport for the North welcomes HS2 Phase 2b announcement

Transport for the North welcomes today’s announcement from government confirming the proposed HS2 Phase 2b routes north of Birmingham, including confirmation of related plans for developing the Northern Powerhouse Rail network.   Nigel Foster, Strategy Director for Transport for the North, said:   “Today’s announcement is another step forward in ensuring the North will have … Read more

Transport for the North launches search for new Chief Executive

Transport for the North (TfN) has today launched its search for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation in delivering its vision of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life. Recruitment has commenced following the endorsement of the Department for Transport and … Read more

Transport for the North welcomes new national Transport Investment Strategy

Transport for the North (TfN) welcomes today’s launch (5 July 2017) of the new national Transport Investment Strategy announced by Chris Grayling MP, the Secretary of State for Transport.   The new Strategy sets out priorities for Government including: ‘predictable funding for transport investment’ and a ‘stable long-term pipeline of projects with a focus on … Read more

Transport Minister Jesse Norman makes first appearance with Transport for the North

The new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Jesse Norman MP, has made his first public appearance in his new role alongside Transport for the North (TfN) at the inaugural Northern Transport Summit that the organisation is partnering. Following his presentation, Mr Norman met with TfN’s Chair, John Cridland and Chief Executive, David Brown. … Read more

Transport for the North publishes Strategic Transport Plan evidence

Transport for the North (TfN) has today published the evidence that will inform its Strategic Transport Plan. The first of its kind, the Plan is being developed to transform the North’s economy through investment in the region’s transport infrastructure. It could help create close to a million new jobs and add almost £100 billion to … Read more

Transport for the North’s Chief Executive steps down

Transport for the North (TfN) has today (15 June 2017) announced that Chief Executive David Brown will be leaving the organisation in September to take up a new post as Managing Director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which operates the Northern rail franchise.   John Cridland, TfN chair said: “David leaves Transport for the North with … Read more