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Northern political and business leaders meet next week to appoint a new Transport for the North Chair and discuss IRP implications

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Members of the Transport for the North Board will also consider the latest on rail investment and business planning, as well as TfN’s budget

Transport for the North (TfN) Board meets next week to discuss the key issues facing the region in terms of transport investment and confirm two key appointments for the Sub-national Transport Body.

Transport for the North Board – Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 2pm

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The Northern political and business leaders who make up the TfN Board will be asked to consider the appointment of Lord Patrick McLoughlin as the new TfN Partnership Board and Board Chair. He has been put forward by the Appointment Panel as the preferred candidate and, if approved, would start in post on 26 January 2022.

Members will also use the meeting to speak with ‘one voice’ on the region’s reaction to the Integrated Rail Plan, looking at an initial report from TfN on its ongoing analysis; the implications on the transition and co-sponsor arrangements for Northern Powerhouse Rail; and the approach to the Transport Select Committee inquiry next month.

Also to be discussed is TfN’s budget and business planning for FY 2022/23, as well as:

  • Rail investment and business planning
  • Union Connectivity Review
  • Strategic Transport Plan policy development

The meeting is open to the public and the media (exceptions for private items) and will be streamed live online.

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