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 strategy must deliver fully, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) – the country’s biggest transport trade body representing half the UK fleet – says the Government’s new transport investment plan is good news for the sector but more investment is needed to upgrade the road network. The policy, announced yesterday (4 July 2017), dedicates funds raised from Vehicle Excise Duty … Read more

Consultation on denominational school transport

Lancashire County Council is urging affected parents and carers to complete a consultation on proposed changes to its denominational home to school transport. Lancashire currently spends over £5 million on providing mainstream home to school transport. Of this amount, over £400,000 is spent on subsidising transport for pupils who attend their nearest faith school, but … 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