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 welcomes the Secretary of State’s response to its statutory body proposal

Transport for the North has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt. Hon Chris Grayling MP’s, positive response to its proposal to become England’s first Sub-national Transport Body. In his formal response, the Secretary of State commented favourably about Transport for the North’s proposal, and the organisation’s ambitious plans to transform the North’s transport … Read more

Virtual reality technology helping Network Rail redevelop Liverpool Lime Street

Network Rail is using virtual reality technology to save time and money and improve safety as it prepares to redevelop one of Britain’s major stations. Liverpool Lime Street will undergo major work to transform it into a station to meet the needs of the growing numbers of passengers who use it every year. As part … Read more

Councils showcase innovative parks schemes in national campaign

Innovative and ground-breaking schemes which have been set up by councils to transform people’s lives through their local parks – helping them get fit, get work and get involved in the community – are being showcased nationally this week. A not-for-profit campaign, called Love Parks Week, which is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain … Read more

£80 million boost for Life Chances Fund to transform lives across the UK

The Cabinet Office has launched an £80 million ‘Life Chances Fund’ to support Social Impact Bonds (SIB) to help transform people’s lives. The Life Chances Fund, launched today (4 July 2016) by Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson, will tackle entrenched social issues, improving people’s life chances by looking at local solutions for local problems to … Read more