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Northern leaders set out their plan to unlock the full potential of the North

Martin Tugwell
Martin Tugwell

Transport for the North’s 2022/23 Business Plan highlights how investment in the North’s transport system is needed.

Transport for the North (TfN) has today published its Business Plan for 2022/23 setting out its vision to unlock the full potential of the North of England by developing our transport infrastructure and services as a system that is user-centred, place-based and outcome focused.

TfN became England’s first Sub-national Transport Body in April 2018. We bring the North’s Local Transport Authorities and business leaders together, enabling our region to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.

Now established as a regional centre of excellence for strategic transport planning, TfN’s award-winning Strategic Transport Plan and Future Travel Scenarios work are testament to the quality of our work and the leadership we provide. The capability and capacity provided by TfN is greatly valued by its members and is seen as something that needs to be retained and nurtured.

The 2022/23 Business Plan builds on those foundations and ensures that the new operating model is focused on being:

  • A centre of technical excellence for the North
  • A sourced of trusted information
  • A strategic thought leader and champion of strategic transport planning
  • An enabler of accelerated delivery
  • A trusted collaborator

Throughout 2022/23 and beyond, a key role for TfN will be to continue alongside our members and partners to use our knowledge and evidence base to demonstrate how investment in the North’s transport system remains central to enabling the communities and businesses of this region to realise their potential.

Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive of Transport for the North, said:

“The publication of our 2022/23 Business Plan sets out the ambition of TfN as we move forward. It maps out our focus not just for the year ahead, but beyond that.

“Since its inception in 2018, TfN has become a regional centre for excellence for strategic transport planning. As we move forward as a smaller, leaner organisation, we will focus on our core role and responsibilities, developing our ability to support our partners as they turn strategy into delivery on the ground.

“We will continue to act as one voice for the North of England to ensure that the region gets the investment in its transport network that the people who live and work here deserve.”

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