Transport for the North

  • Northern franchise hangs in the balance after Shapps warning

    Northern franchise hangs in the balance after Shapps warning

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    By Tony Miles The future of the Northern franchise is hanging in the balance after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps addressed the Transport Select Committee on October 16. He said: “I can tell the committee that I have already issued a request for proposals from both Arriva and the operator of last resort (OLR), because I…

  • £39billion plan to transform northern England’s rail network

    £39billion plan to transform northern England’s rail network

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    THE region’s ‘single biggest transport intervention since the Industrial Revolution’ is the bold ambition unveiled in Transport for the North’s (TfN) plans to develop the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) network over the next 20 years.  TfN’s board, which includes representatives of the various city regions, local and regional authorities, business leaders and transport bodies from…

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